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2024 Natural Capital Symposium

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On June 4-7, 400 people from more than 45 countries came together at Stanford University for the first Natural Capital Symposium since 2019. Attendees discussed mainstreaming natural capital and ecosystem-based approaches in governments and international financial institutions; advancing private sector financing for nature and biodiversity; the frontiers of urban nature and health; and the connections between equity, justice, and nature – among many other topics. 

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” — Gore Vidal

“None of this work is easy – in fact, it is hard, much of it borne of crisis. We come to realize we are dependent not just on nature, but on one another. Yet there is joy in being able to team up together, to learn from one another, from all around the world.” — Gretchen Daily, faculty director and co-founder of the Natural Capital Project and Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University.

Stories

Reimagining Prosperity: Co-creating a new future for people and nature in Belize

This film highlights a long-standing collaboration with the Natural Capital Project, the Belizean government, and local NGOs to leverage Belize's natural capital and create innovative avenues of prosperity for both people and nature. 

Learn more about new ways of co-developing and financing a better future in Belize and around the world through nature.

Natural capital approaches explained: overview of assessments and accounting

In this animation, learn the basics of how natural capital assessments and accounting help us work towards a prosperous future.  The People, Planet, Prosperity project team is co-developing natural capital approaches that  inform policy and investment decisions for development and conservation goals with 16 pilot countries. 

 Spanish version | Chinese version

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Other Symposium Information

 

Questions? Reach us at natcapsymposium@stanford.edu or naturalcapitalproject@stanford.edu

Image credits to Mark Costa/Cyperus Media and Talia Trepte/Natural Capital Project.