Greater Manchester is hosting its annual Natural Capital conference in February 2017 to discuss the multiple economic benefits and opportunities of green infrastructure to the city region.
Natural Capital is another term for the stock of renewable and non-renewable natural resources that society depends on.
Incorporating Natural Capital into decision-making is becoming more important for organisations as it provides a better understanding of the risks and opportunities related to the use of natural resources.
According to the Natural Capital Coalition, a group of nearly 200 leading businesses and trade groups, without natural capital on its balance sheet a company has no visibility of the resources that underpin its success and will be less likely to identify problems with resource security further down the line.
Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Group will host its annual conference on 1 February 2017 in Salford Quays, bringing together leading practitioners from across the public, private and third sectors to consider what Natural Capital can do for urban environments.
As part of the event there will be interactive workshops and talks from key speakers, covering the following:
- Embedding Natural Capital in the decision making process - why now and what does it mean for Greater Manchester
- Delivering Natural Capital and making it work - including investment opportunities, multiple benefits from natural solutions and how these have been delivered in practice.
The event is free to attend and is aimed at practitioners working in sustainability, environmental management, land management, planning and regeneration, health and social care, utilities, public infrastructure and recreation.
Krista Patrick, natural capital co-ordinator at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), said: “This event will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about how we can encourage and support growth of the Natural Capital agenda and identify opportunities for delivering multiple benefits.”
The event will run from 9.30 – 4.30pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
To reserve a place, click here.