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Day 4. 3 Natural Capital in Practice


The concept of natural capital is becoming increasingly embedded into national environmental and planning policies. In particular, the forthcoming requirement to deliver biodiversity net gain and the wider ambition of environmental net gain. But what does this mean for landscape practitioners in their day-to-day work? This session introduces these concepts and demonstrates how natural capital approaches can work in practice. Case studies will be used to illustrate how natural capital and ecosystem services can be assessed and valued for proposed developments. You will understand natural capital and ecosystem services and how to apply them to your area. Understand what is meant by biodiversity net gain and environmental net gain and how they can be measured.

Dr Jim Rouquette, Natural Capital Solutions; Chair: Peter Neal FLI, Peter Neal Consulting

Dr Jim Rouquette, Natural Capital Solutions

Dr Jim Rouquette is a Director and co-founder of Natural Capital Solutions, an environmental consultancy that helps organisations understand, assess and make strategic decisions about their natural capital assets. Jim is an expert in natural capital and ecosystem services assessment, including modelling, mapping and monetary valuation, biodiversity and natural capital net gain, natural capital accounting, opportunity mapping and stakeholder engagement.

Chair: Peter Neal FLI, Peter Neal Consulting

Peter Neal is a landscape architect, environmental planner and independent consultant specialising in the planning, design, funding and management of green infrastructure frameworks, urban parks and the public realm. Formerly head of public space at CABE, he was a design advisor to the Olympic Delivery Authority and has given evidence to the DCLG Select Committee on the Future of Public Parks.

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