Making Nature Count

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:00
Tony gives the Keynote, What Nature Does For Us And How We Can Keep It Doing It, at Ireland's Natural Capital Conference.
For decades the health of the natural environment has been sacrificed to achieve economic growth. While this has appeared to be a rational strategy there is ever more evidence to show how value is being lost in the process. The idea of natural capital enables societies to make more informed decisions that deliver better value while safeguarding the natural assets that in the end sustain development. Once the value of Nature is properly understood then the policies and partnerships needed to maintain and restore it are all the more likely to succeed.