The case to stop degradation of natural capital and incentivise enhancement is clear and urgent, but getting there has many challenges. Dr. Dorothy Maxwell explores the current trends in natural capital and status of moving “beyond GDP” in reality.
On June 18th 2015, 65 members of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital came together to start Ireland's conversation on natural capital.
In the morning session, our speakers outlined the evolution of natural capital and its key concepts, explored the policy and research perspectives and articulated the business case. The afternoon sessions saw members debate the Terms of Reference and elect themselves to one of the four Working Groups: Policy, Research, Business, and Education, Communications and Media.
Synopses of the presentations, the amended Terms of Reference, details of the Working Groups, and key recommendations are outlined in the 2015 Event Report, which is available to download from this link.