Webinar series on natural capital and ecosystem services in research, policy and practice
Thinking in terms of ecosystem services and natural capital explicitly acknowledges our dependence on nature, and therefore the need to better protect and manage natural resources. For this reason these concepts have been adopted by policy, but the use of the concepts in practice is still in its infancy. Working across 27 organisations over a five-year period, the OPERAs project has explored how and under what conditions these concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management.
Starting on 11 September 2017, six webinars are scheduled to take place focusing on aspects explored by the OPERAs project. Each webinar will highlight the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools. There will also be an opportunity to ask the OPERAs experts questions at the end of each webinar and the debate will continue on Oppla.
To register your interest log into Oppla and join the OPERAs group at: oppla.eu/operas
Details about the topics and planned dates can be found here.