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2019 Natural Capital Symposium

Sustainable Development Roundtable: Equity and Ecosystem Services

March 19, 2019 - 2:00 am to 3:30 am

Abstract: This interactive roundtable presents applications around the world in which participants will share information and approaches to integrating natural capital in development planning in sustainable and equitable ways. We will start with a series of rapid presentations, highlighting applications from around the globe and covering multiple dimensions of sustainable development planning — from collaborative approaches to managing public lands critical to freshwater and wetlands ecosystems to practices for including and communicating cultural ecosystem services to participatory research to integrate diverse worldviews and values of nature. Presentations will be followed by open discussion among presenters and audience members. Together, we will share perspectives, exchange lessons learned, and work to identify solutions to obstacles faced in accounting for nature’s values equitably in development decisions.

Moderator: Kelly Meza Prado, Natural Capital Project, University of Minnesota

Featured speakers include:
  • Jessie Martin, Earth Economics
  • Adeniran Akanni, Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
  • Leah Bremer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Guillaume Peterson, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry
  • Maíra Ometto Bezerra, Conservation International
  • Isabel Guerrero, Oregon State University
  • Pavit Ramachandran, Asia Development Bank
Session Track: 
New Frontiers