The programme for the third World Forum on Natural Capital, which takes place in Edinburgh in a few weeks’ time, has been launched.
The speakers once again include high-level representatives from a broad spectrum of government, business and civil society and will bring together hundreds of decision-makers from across the globe.
This year marks the third time that Edinburgh will host the bi-annual event. The last one, held in 2015, welcomed 600 business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from 45 countries.
Confirmed speakers include President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Zhang XinSheng Mary Kitutu, Minister of State for Environment in the Ugandan Government, and Gretchen Daily, Bing Professor of Environmental Services at Stanford University.
The 2017 World Forum will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 27-28 November, and focuses on mainstreaming natural capital considerations into decision-making.
The theme for the event is Better Decisions for a Better World. The event is organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in association with UN Environment; World Business Council for Sustainable Development; International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Natural Capital Coalition, with the addition this year of the Green Economy Coalition.