Folkestone Book Festival
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 17:30
From the woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down, through intensive farming, drainage of bogs, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. However, the ways in which we meet our needs often doesn't make economic sense.
Join Tony to hear how nature sustains our health, wealth and security and illustrate how we have the money to conserve and restore the natural systems we rely upon, if only it was spent in more rational and efficient ways.
Further details from Folkestone Book Festival.