Natural Capital Conversations
The Natural Capital Conversations is the newest addition to NatCap’s virtual programming. Join us for live conversations with scientists, practitioners, and leaders in government and business.
- Is the science and practice of resilience changing the way we do development?
November 8, 2022
In this conversation we will explore whether the last ten years of substantial investments in resilience programs is helping development practice to better engage in complex and turbulent contexts.
- When and How Will Nature Provide Urban Solutions?
October 21, 2021
In this session, we will bring together academics and practitioners for a conversation about nature-based solutions in cities.
- Bringing the Value of Nature into the Economic Mainstream
September 7, 2021
The integration of global economic models with ecosystem service models can quantify how nature contributes to the economic bottom-line including income, employment, and international trade that are central to government and corporate decision-making.
- The Value of Natural Infrastructure in Urban Planning: Experience from Singapore/Asia
June 22, 2021
High urbanization rates bring well-known challenges of infrastructure development, inequalities, and vulnerability to climate risks. Good urban planning is paramount for the health and wellbeing of current and future city-dwellers.
- Advances in integrated land use planning in the Amazon region
May 25, 2021
Deforestation can be deterred through thoughtful land-use planning, which can also preserve ecosystem services. We’ll hear from panelists about their experiences working with government agencies in the Amazon.
- Earth Day Event: Climate-smart coastal planning and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean
April 22, 2021
In this session, government leaders, practitioners, and academics will discuss recent initiatives and scientific advancements in Latin America and the Caribbean that can serve as examples for climate adaptation and sustainable development efforts globally.
- Nature-Based Solutions and Water: Navigating the Transition to a Climate-Resilient Future
March 16, 2021
In this session, researchers and leaders from the public and private sector will showcase innovative research, policy, and finance approaches that are driving the shift to a climate-resilient future.
- Cultural Ecosystem Services Connected to Land
February 16, 2021
This session will show novel approaches to studying and characterizing land-based cultural services
- Cultural Ecosystem Services Connected to Water
February 2, 2021
This session will show novel approaches to studying and characterizing water-related cultural services.
- The Anthropocene Ocean
January 27, 2021
This session will explore what the Anthropocene means for the ocean and how to steer it in a sustainable and equitable way.
Our Conversations format is designed to spark engaging discussion, learn from others’ experiences, and promote connections with collaborators old and new.
In 2021, the events will feature everything from climate-smart coastal planning to cultural ecosystem services and more. We encourage you to participate in the live sessions, where you’ll be able to engage with panelists. Each session’s recording will be posted here and on our YouTube page after the event.
We won’t be gathering in person for our annual Symposium this year, but we hope that the Natural Capital Conversations will be a place for our community to come together and continue working to drive change around the world. For other virtual opportunities, learn more about our free online course and our series of free InVEST workshops.