november, 2018

15nov5:00 pm6:00 pmThe natural capital approach: ecological and economic perspectivesIn person, and live webcast via YouTube Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School Event Organized By: The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School

Event Details

This is a joint lecture with The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School

Governments, businesses and NGOs are developing new metrics and tools to value and measure social, environmental and economic change in the context of Sustainable Development Goals and planetary health. Current approaches face limitations in addressing temporal and spatial dimensions of natural capital value.

This talk will address emerging methodologies to measure natural capital and enable us to assess and measure ecological services and benefits more fully in economic analysis. The speakers will bring perspectives from the ecological science and economics.

This event will be live webcast via the Oxford Martin School YouTube channel
(Please note you do not need to register to watch live online)

About the speakers

Professor Georgina Mace is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, and Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London.

Prior to joining UCL in 2012, she was Director of the NERC Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College London from 2006, and before that she worked at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, first as a research fellow (1991 – 2000), and latterly as Director of Science (2000 – 2006).

Her research concerns measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and change with a particular focus on the science and policy interface for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management.

Ian J. Bateman is a member of the secretariat of the The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health; Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) at the University of Exeter, UK. He also holds professorships in Australia and New Zealand and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award (awarded 2011 for five years) and is a Member of the H.M. Treasury and UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Natural Capital Committee. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Environment Agency Long-Term Investment Scenarios Development Group and the NERC Strategic Programme Advisory Group.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street