On 23-24 November, 600 attendees from 45 countries gathered in Edinburgh for the second World Forum on Natural Capital, organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in association with its international partners.
The Patron of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Prince Charles, recorded a video message for the opening of the event, urging governments and businesses to account for the value of natural capital in decision making.
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, told an international audience that natural capital is more important than ever before during a 20-minute opening address. Read the full speech here.
The draft consultation on the Natural Capital Protocol was launched, putting natural capital theory into action since the inaugural World Forum in 2013. Read more about the Protocol here.
Our letter to Paris was signed by over 200 delegates and speakers, including Richard Branson (pictured above), Inger Andersen and Katherine Garrett-Cox, and sent to world leaders at the COP 21 climate talks this month.
Four plenaries and 24 interactive breakout sessions gave an international audience of delegates the opportunity to help shape the debate on natural capital, with speakers providing insights into emerging trends and evidence from cutting-edge case studies. Click here to view uploaded speaker content.
Platform BEE (Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economy) has called upon businesses to sign The Hague Business Accord in which they agree to take action to incorporate natural capital into their decision making. This declaration will be presented on November 24th at Natural Capital | Let's Talk Business in The Hague.
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