International natural capital conference to take place in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) will host the third World Forum on Natural Capital, taking place from 27-28 November.

EICC: hosting conference
EICC: hosting conference

The event will bring together the latest developments in the sector, with a focus on mainstreaming natural capital considerations into decision-making. Senior figures from the United Nations Environment Programme, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Natural Capital Coalition and the Green Economy Coalition will be joined by leaders in business, politics, finance and media, as well as thought leaders from academia and prominent NGOs.

The most recent World Forum, held in 2015, welcomed 600 business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from 45 countries to Scotland’s capital city, with contributions from a range of high-profile figures including Sir Richard Branson, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Jonny Hughes, programme director for the World Forum said: "The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report for 2017 gives more prominence to environmental concerns than ever before, with all five risks in the environmental category being assessed as above average for both impact and likelihood. This will have profound impacts for business, governments and society, and managing our natural capital sustainably will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century."
 
The theme for the third World Forum will be Better Decisions for a Better World. 

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