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Webinar: Bringing natural capital into green growth policy

By Green Growth Knowledge Platform Guest Author · 04th September, 2017
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Natural capital encompasses the world's living and non-living natural assets. It forms the basis for environmental and economic life through natural resource production and the provision of ecosystem services. Despite the proliferation of national green growth plans in recent years, only a handful of the more than 60 such plans include strong provisions for valuing, protecting and enhancing natural capital. 

This webinar will outline three approaches for assessing natural capital in green growth in the critical ecosystems of Eastern Africa. The speakers will explore new methods for natural capital accounting and new approaches for mainstreaming natural capital in green growth planning. The speakers will highlight cases in Uganda, Mozambique, and Madagascar.

Join the GGKP for a webinar on 13 September from 3:00pm - 4:30pm (CET) to explore new best practices in bringing natural capital into green growth policy making in Africa. 

The webinar will feature presentations from Steven King (Environmental Economist, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre), Eoin Sinnott (Director, Valuing Nature Initiative, World Wildlife Foundation-US) and Katia Karousakis (Biodiversity Team Leader, OECD). The GGKP is also honoured to welcome Alice Akinyi Kaudia (Environment Secretary of Kenya) as the distinguished moderator for this webinar.

  • Moderated by: Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Kenya
  • Steven King, Environmental Economist, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Eoin Sinnott, Director, Valuing Nature Initiative, World Wildlife Foundation-US
  • Katia Karousakis, Biodiversity Team Leader, OECD

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.

About the GGKP: The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Bank, the GGKP draws together over 50 partner organisations.           

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