Delivering Natural Capital Value
Chaired by Cath Crowther, CLA Eastern Regional Director
Farmers can play a key role in managing ecosystem services for society; from carbon sequestration to flood risk management, air and water quality. There’s an emerging market for natural capital. This session explores how farmers can tap into the opportunity.
• Emily Norton, Savills talks about understanding what you have by accounting for Natural Capital, which is key to supporting the recognition and reward that is needed for ‘good farming’
• Prof David Hill discusses Habitat Banking: The Environment Bank brokers practical and effective compensation solutions for regenerating biodiversity for landowners and farmers.
• Guy Thompson, Entrade reviews the opportunities for farmers in water, nitrates and carbon trading and sequestration funding.
• Ben Wills outlines Beeswax Farming’s natural capital strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and carbon sequestration