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World Forum on Natural Capital calls for ground-breaking case studies

09 April 2015
Mangrove ecosystems are valuable assets.
Photo: IUCN-Imene Meliana

Organizers of the second World Forum on Natural Capital, including IUCN, have issued a call for case studies that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit companies’ bottom line, as well as the environment.

The announcement was made at the “Advancing Natural Capital Accounting in Government, Business and Finance” event taking place this week in Washington, DC. The outcomes from this meeting are expected to contribute to the Forum, which will be held 23-24 November in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Submissions are sought from businesses, financial institutions, governments and other organizations that have developed their understanding of natural capital to bring about a strategic change in decision-making. Case studies must have a clear focus on environmental benefits, supported by a strong business or economic case, and involve lessons learned that are relevant to a wider audience.

IUCN’s Director General Inger Andersen is serving as an Ambassador for this year’s Forum, and an op-ed that she published earlier this year on this issue can be found here.

For more information about how to submit case studies, please see the Forum’s website. The closing date is Friday, 29 May 2015.



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