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World Forum on Natural Capital seeks innovations to help governments put natural capital at the heart of the transition to a green economy


During this November’s World Forum on Natural Capital, taking place in Edinburgh on 27 & 28 November, we will invite delegates to help find solutions to three significant challenges. Challenge number two is this: How can innovators and entrepreneurs help governments scale up the transition towards a truly green economy, with natural capital at its heart?

Leading the change

The World Forum on Natural Capital offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments, learn from real-life case studies and connect with leading players to help shape the emerging dialogue on how we better manage our natural assets. To help shape this dialogue, we are inviting members to share their ideas, solutions, and knowledge in relation to three challenges. Throughout the two days of the World Forum, delegates will also be contributing ideas and expertise to help address these challenges. Your input will feed into discussions at the event, culminating in the selection of the most promising solutions which will be shared at the end of the event on behalf of the delegates, World Forum partners and

Why this matters

With the global population heading towards nine billion, the natural world is facing unprecedented pressure to support human activity. Not only will this have profound consequences for society and the economy, it will also have major strategic implications for business. When you factor in the impact the agriculture & food, construction and chemical sectors have, coupled with the increasing scarcity and unreliability of natural resources, the importance of a different path forward is clear. 

Join the conversation, be a part of the solution

The World Forum on Natural Capital is looking for your innovations to help governments accelerate the transition towards a truly green economy, at scale. If you’re an innovator with a product or service that could help towards this goal or have research on this topic you feel would further the conversation, we encourage you to add your solution or library item to this challenge, or leave a reply in the comment section.

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Geschreven door Paul Smith op 30-10-17

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24 nov 2017
Reactie van Miranda

Research can support governments, in this case a research institute.
But you also need to practice what you preach. The new office building of RIVM scored 'Outstanding' at BREEAM.

24 nov 2017
Reactie van Miranda

A practical example: Urban farming. Innovation bij Urban Farmers 002 embraced by the local municipality

21 nov 2017
Reactie van Iris Carolina

The Dutch municipality of Utrecht is also very active on SDG's, with the programma Utrecht for Global Goals they aim to activate business within their region to take on SDG's:

18 nov 2017
Reactie van Srishti

We in India have cultural beliefs of living in harmony with nature. As Srishtisewaks, We believe world has enough for the need of all but not for the greed of few. The model of economic development based on exploitation itself is faulty. As transition agents , we need to find and propagate a new economic model.

Earth we all know. Shastra means book, treatise. Its time to re invent the model.