Securing the required investment to help protect and improve the UK’s valuable marine and coastal natural assets remains an urgent priority. Our changing climate, together with increasing resource and energy demands, mean we must find new financing models for the conservation of marine habitats and species, for coastal protection and the support of sustainable coastal economies. This session will take us to the heart of the ‘natural capital investment challenge’ for marine and coastal areas, with lessons for natural capital restoration more generally.
Karen Ellis, Director of Science & Policy (Acting), WWF UK
Paul Mackie (Coastal Partnerships East): Making Waves: Catalysing new markets for coastal natural capital finance
Toby Roxburgh (Chief Adviser, Economics (Acting), WWF UK): Building our blue economy: mobilising investment in marine areas in the UK
David Tudor, Portfolio Manager - Marine Infrastructure, Crown Estate
Fernanda Belata, Senior Programme Lead (Coastal Economies), New Economics Foundation
Simon Dent, New Ventures Director, Althelia
Marilena Pollicino, Economic Advisor, Defra