Marc Metzger and Fabien Quetier attended the first World Forum on Natural Capital, which took place on 21-22 November in Edinburgh. The Forum brought together 500 delegates from over 30 countries to discuss this rapidly evolving issue, with the aim of turning the debate into practical action. The two days included inspiring key-notes by industry leaders, examples of current best practice, and much discussion on how to move things forward.
The World Forum also saw the launch of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, which aims to bring together public, private and voluntary sector organisations that seek to protect and rebuild Scotland’s natural capital. University of Edinburgh is one of the founding partners, and is represented by Marc Metzger, who leads the Scottish Exemplar in OPERAs. His involvement will ensure that OPERAs research, e.g. in mapping natural capital and ecosystem services and in Natural Capital accounting methods will be able to contribute to the Forum.