The Natural Capital Summit will be a unique opportunity to learn how they can be measured and assessed the direct and indirect impacts and dependencies that companies have of natural resources. This information is critical to take steps that contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, a mission that is contained in the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.
The Seminar will build upon the outcomes and recommendations of the 2015 Seminar (see final report). It will also provide a forum to present and discuss the activities of international organizations related to the implementation and the use of SEEA, and contribute to their coordination.
The London Group on Environmental Accounting is a city group created in 1993 to allow practitioners to share their experience of developing and implementing environmental accounts linked to the System of National Accounts. It convened its first meeting in March 1994 in London, England. The name derives from the city of its first meeting.
The European Ecosystem Services Conference, "Helping nature to help us," is organized by several EU-funded research projects (OPERAs and OpenNESS, in which ECNC is leading the “Impact and Dissemination” work package), ECOPLAN and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), and hosted by the University of Antwerp.
It will be the biggest European event in 2016 that links science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural capital.