Incorporating natural capital and ecosystem services into environmental assessment: Exploring best practice
“Very informative. Trainers very knowledgeable and approachable. Use of case study
examples ideal.” Course participant, London May 2016.
The concepts of natural capital and ecosystem services are becoming prominent across Europe, along-side growing interests in nature-based solutions. There is now strong interest in what ecosystem services, natural capital and nature-based solutions mean for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA). This training course will cover:
- Why these concepts are useful in environmental assessment
- How the concepts can be used in EIA, SA and SEA
- How you might use ecosystem services in theory and practice
- Challenges and opportunities (data requirements; legal compliance; guidance)
Date and venue: 22nd November 2018. Tideway, Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London, SE1 2QG.
Who is the training for? The course is for professionals involved in environmental assessment processes (EIA, SEA and SA) across diverse sectors including built infrastructure and development planning, transport, energy, water resources and flood risk management. It will be applicable to environmental assessment practitioners and stakeholders working from project level to strategic plans; and in relation to terrestrial and marine environments.
Dr Bill Sheate: Technical Director of Collingwood Environmental Planning and Reader in Environmental Assessment at Imperial College London.
Špela Kolarič: Senior Consultant at Collingwood Environmental Planning. An environmental and spatial planning specialist.
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