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Earthwatch Debate: Does Nature Come with a Price Tag?

Mayo 05, 2016
London, UK

Natural Capital is a term used to describe our planet’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things. These are the things that make human life possible yet many are at risk from our activities.

Some people believe that in this consumer-driven modern society, we will only be able to successfully protect nature if we put a price tag on the services it provides. Others say that it is impossible to value nature in monetary terms.

Earth Observations for Ecosystem Accounts (EO4EA): Using Geospatial Data to Identify and Monitor Ecosystem Services in an Ecosystems Accounts Framework

Abril 18, 2016 to Abril 20, 2016
Arlington, VA

Join the Group on Earth Observations community, Conservation International and the World Bank/Waves Partnership to take stock of a new approach to ecosystem sustainability.

Experts from NOAA, USGS, The European Environment Agency, and government statistics bodies Statistic Canada and INEGI (Mexico), as well as other environmental technical experts will look at key issues around Ecosystems Accounts. 

Natural Capital, Climate Change and the Future of Coastal Cities

Abril 08, 2016
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Caribbean and Latin America are highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, with three out of four residents living in coastal areas. However, a few countries are using innovative policies and strategic investments to increase resilience and improve livelihoods. This panel will explore new ways the region is defending the coast from the effects of climate change and urban development. In a region that is urbanizing quickly, how do we stabilize shorelines, reduce flooding, improve public access and protect the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems?