Making nature’s values visible: can our trees and woodlands make us health, wealthy and wise?
Led by Gillian Petrokofsky with guests Prof Kathy Willis, Prof Gabriel Hemery and Myc Riggulsford
A panel-led discussion exploring natural capital
This session asks questions about the role of trees and woodlands in rural and urban settings in delivering multiple benefits to society and economic benefits to landowners and managers. This specialist panel will discuss some of the most challenging questions surrounding natural capital assets and flows:
- How do you identify and measure which natural capital assets currently provide the greatest societal benefits?
- Is it possible to put a monetary value on these identified assets and if so, how?
- Should we be putting a monetary value on natural capital assets?
- How do you determine the best places to enhance natural capital assets, and how should we calculate their cost?
- Can urban trees and woodlands save the NHS money – by improving human health and well-being?
- If urban green is a societal benefit, what type of green is best?
This session encourages active participation; we will be recording the conversation for future publication.
Friday June 21, 11.30 – 13.00 Studio 6