This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face.
This event, organised by Holyrood in conjunction with greenspace scotland, will explore the opportunities and challenges for meeting the objectives of the new 'Improve access to local greenspace' National Indicator – part of the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework.
The event will explore the role that DECC’s Global Calculator can have in modelling realistic pathways to meet international commitments on temperature increases. The Global Calculator is an open-source model of the world’s energy, land and food systems that allows you to design your own version of the future up to 2050 and see the implications for the climate. The event is being held in Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster.
This free webinar will focus on the i-Tree Eco software, a tool that analyses the benefits of tree cover in the built environment. The tool provides data on the structure and composition of the urban trees and estimates the ecosystem services that they provide in towns and cities. It was recently used by Torbay Council where the tool calculated that carbon storage by Torbay's trees was worth £1.5m, and their pollutant removal was worth £1.3m. The tool also analyses how much rain water is intercepted by trees in urban areas.