- Lead-organizer: United Kingdom
- 13:00 - 14:30
- Date: 20 Jun 2012
- Room: T-4
Natural Capital Summit
Organizing partnersGovernment of United Kingdom (lead) with the World Bank Group and Natural Capital Declaration.
IntroductionCountries, governments or businesses cannot deliver sustainability alone. Managing our transition to a green economy requires all parties to act together, internationally, across the public and private sectors and civil society.
Focusing on the role of natural capital, and building on the shared recognition that we use nature because it is valuable, but lose nature because it is free, this event will bring together a range of initiatives at different levels to demonstrate specific approaches to meeting their common goal of improving how we account for the value of nature in decisions.
Governments, financiers and businesses will show why we need to go ?beyond GDP? and mainstream financial accounting to understand the real progress of our countries and companies. They will highlight the role of natural capital in delivering economic prosperity and human well-being and commit to working together to create the conditions necessary to sustainably manage natural capital stocks.