Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2018 - Overview

13 & 14 November 2018, National Museum Cardiff

Midday on Tuesday 13 November to 3.30pm on Wednesday 14 November.

This 2-day conference aims to bring together people from diverse research areas and from business, policy and practice with the common goal of tackling Valuing Nature challenges. 

Attendees at last year’s event Valuing Nature Conference 2017 said this was the only meeting that brings together this diverse audience.

Registration is NOW FULL for the third Valuing Nature Annual Conference. Apply to be included on the waiting list  Sign up here! 

  • Share research findings and experience of applying Valuing Nature approaches in practice
  • Participate in activities and discussions with people with diverse perspectives to help find common ground
  • Contribute to development of the future Valuing Nature agenda in the UK and internationally

Open Call for offers of presentations, posters and videos on any Valuing Nature topic. 

​​Valuing Nature Conference 2018 will include invited sessions on the eight topics listed below, and we also welcome offers to contribute on any Valuing Nature subject. Contribution places for presentations, posters and videos will be limited so do apply soon.

First deadline for applications and abstracts - 16 July 2018.

The Conference will start with lunch at midday on Tuesday 13 November and will finish at 3.30pm on Wednesday 14 November. It will include a light dinner on Tuesday evening.  There is no charge to attend the conference which is funded by the Valuing Nature Programme.

This year’s conference, #ValNat18, will include panel discussions and interactive sessions on the following topics:

  • Facilitating Investment in Natural Capital: Developing a new cohort of researchers and innovators
    Bringing together the investment, practitioner and research communities to explore research and innovation needs to underpin investment in nature / natural capital.
  • Valuing the Arts in Valuing Nature
    An opportunity to engage critically with salient examples of arts-led and arts-informed research related to the concerns of valuing nature, drawing on cases within and beyond projects funded by the Programme.
  • Global Challenges and Valuing Nature: Making the Connection 
    An exploratory conversation about the contribution a Valuing Nature perspective can make to the Global Challenges Agenda, including presentations and a panel discussion. ​
  • Applying Nature-Based Solutions
    Presentations and discussion exploring how the concept of nature-based solutions is being applied in research and practice in the UK and internationally to tackle societal challenges.
  • Understanding Options for Agricultural Land Use Post Brexit 
    From modelling exercises and scenario building to advocacy and policy proposals: post Brexit land use is not suffering from an attention deficit. But what do we really know about the likely balance and intensity of land use as the impact of CAP diminishes?  This session will explore the possibilities and potentialities for a post-CAP agriculture.
  • Exploring Social Values for Sustainability 
    A session presenting emerging work on the assessment and application of social values in conservation and sustainability planning and management.
  • Valuing Nature for Marine and Coastal Decisions
    Bringing together new research findings, insight into the changing policy landscape and lessons from practical projects that recognise the huge public interest in marine and coastal environments.
  • Demystifying Health & Health Metrics
    What do we mean by human health when considering decisions about the natural environment, and what should we measure? This session will share the findings of the Valuing Nature “Demystifying Health” community-developed report and kick-off a new “Demystifying Health Metrics” activity.

The previous Valuing Nature conference in 2017 was oversubscribed. 

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Valuing Nature Conference 2018