Terms of Reference


The Irish Forum on Natural Capital (IFNC) brings together a diverse range of organisations and individuals from academic, public, private and NGO sectors who are interested in the development and application of the natural capital agenda in Ireland. It is structured as a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board, led by a Steering Committee and administered by a Secretariat. 

The IFNC emerged through the work of the Natural Capital Committee, a voluntary group that came together to organise Ireland’s Hidden Wealth - the first national conference on natural capital, held at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, in April 2014.  


Our vision is for an Ireland in which natural capital and ecosystem goods and services are valued, protected and restored. 


Our mission is, through the collaboration and leadership of our diverse members, to help to value, protect and restore Ireland’s natural capital and ecosystem services. We will do this by supporting the adoption of natural capital concepts in public policy and corporate strategy, promoting informed public and private sector decision-making and assisting in the establishment of a national natural capital accounting standard.

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