The Network runs a popular series of webinars to share good practice, new tools and resources developed around the UK.


Using natural capital approaches to improve integrated decision-making

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 1 to 2pm

Natural capital approaches are ways to improve the environment by considering the relationships between natural assets, the services they support and the benefits derived from them. They involve new dialogue and relationships between the diverse array of organisations with interests in the quality of our environment.

This webinar is an opportunity to discuss how natural capital approaches are being used to engage new partners in decisions about areas of land and water. We will consider barriers to engaging organisations and interest groups who may not understand their dependence on a healthy natural environment. Paul Leinster Chair of the Bedfordshire Local Nature Partnership will discuss the challenges of getting the environment and natural capital investment recognised as material and improtant issues within the governance and delivery aspects of the Oxford - Milton Keynes - Cambridge Growth Corridor. Paul Walton, Head of Environment and Rural Economy at the New Forest National Park Authority will be talking about the Green Halo Partnership, an initiative that is working beyond the boundaries of the New Forest National Park to integrate nature and the natural environment with a thriving, economically successful community. Register online.


Natural Environment Valuation Online (NEVO): a web-based tool for natural capital and the sustainable management of natural resources

Wednesday 31st October 2018, 1 to 2 pm

The new NEVO tool is a map-based decision support tool to inform decisions that affect the natural environment of England and Wales. It makes use of state-of-the-art environmental and economic models developed by the University of Exeter in a user-friendly interface. The tool assesses the value of ecosystem services relating to agriculture, recreation, forestry, carbon emissions, biodiversity and water quantity/quality. Users will be able to change model parameters to so as to inform particular decisions they are involved in. NEVO has been funded by Defra. The webinar will be presented by Prof. Brett Day of the University of Exeter. Register online.


We are currently working on developing more webinars for 2018 - keep an eye on this page for dates and topics. If you are not currently a member of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network do join us to receive our regular e-news including notifications of upcoming webinars.


See our listing of previous webinars, with links to recordings.