Events

Natural Capital Investment Conference 2019

Thursday, 28th February 2019

This innovative environmental finance conference is leading the movement to make the UK a leader in investment in the natural environment on the basis of its economic value.

A restored natural environment can play a big part in resilience against flooding, water shortage and summer heat episodes. It is central to climate change adaptation.  This key event will demonstrate that green finance – and green growth – offers unprecedented opportunities for financial institutions to invest in UK natural features such as woodland, peatland and wetland.

Areas for discussion

  • Securing long-term revenue streams
  • Opportunities and financial models for impact investors
  • The pipeline of UK environmental restoration projects
  • Roles for government to support the market

Designed to turn discussion into action, the forum will catalyse new partnerships between financial institutions, land owners, environmental organisations and government.  The event will address the challenge laid down by the Green Finance Task Force in March 2018 that “increased private sector investment into protecting and enhancing natural capital will also be crucial to improving our resilience.

Who should attend?

Financial services experts, public policy advisors, land owners and managers, environmental experts and business leaders will find the conference invaluable in positioning their organisation at the centre of ambitions to restore the natural environment that underpins wellbeing and prosperity. Come to discover investment opportunities. Come to be part of a new pipeline of investable projects.


Workshop: Sustainable Intensification & Valuing Nature in Dialogue: enabling researchers to work across environment and farming policy interests

Tuesday, 5th March 2019 - 12:00 to Thursday, 7th March 2019 - 13:00

5 - 7 March 2019, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham

The Valuing Nature Programme in partnership with the Sustainable Intensification Research Network (SIRN) invites applications from early-career researchers to take part in a free three-day workshop.


envecon 2019

Friday, 15th March 2019 - 14:15

envecon 2019: Call for Abstracts

The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) will hold its annual Applied Environmental Economics conference on Friday 15th March 2019 at The Royal Society in London, and we are currently calling for abstracts. This one-day conference, now in its 17th year, brings together environmental economists from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy to share results of recent research and to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.  Papers that have policy relevance and have been used in decision-making by the public and/or private sectors will be of particular interest.  The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday 17th December 2018.  

Further details about the Call, including suggested themes, are available on UKNEE’s envecon page or follow us on twitter @ _UKNEE


NCI summit 2019

Tuesday, 21st May 2019 - 9:30 to Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 - 16:00

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 offers an independent platform for people in science and policy, NGOs, businesses and local communities to discuss and debate innovative natural capital solutions that enhance the environment and strengthen society. This is your chance to share what you know about the latest developments in natural capital science, policy and practice – and find out what you don’t.

For information and to register