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Topical webinars from the Society for the Environment have umbrella series titles. Each series is split into multiple webinars to provide sub-topic insights based on the umbrella title. The title for series 7 - NATURAL CAPITAL.
In recognition of the cross-sector nature of Chartered Environmentalists and Registered Environmental Technicians, our free webinar series provide a spectrum of perspectives to allow environmental professionals to learn from each other, breaking
down knowledge barriers.
The Natural Capital Coalition define natural capital as "the stock of renewable and non-renewable resources (e.g. plants, animals, air, water, soils, minerals) that combine to yield a flow of benefits to people." But, what does that mean? For an introduction,
head to their website: naturalcapitalcoalition.org.
To learn from environmental professionals using the natural capital model, including case studies, sector reports, good practice and guidance - sign up for each webinar in this series. This webinar is part three.
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Part Three - Natural capital: the role of farmers, land managers and consultants
Sarah Faulkner CEnv and Charles Cowap will discuss the role of farmers, landowners and consultants in the management of natural capital. Sarah's emphasis will be on recognition of the existing natural capital benefits from farming and rural landownership with a look ahead to how this contribution will grow and develop in future. Charles will look at the advisory and consultancy services which will be needed if the full range of environmental opportunities - ecosystem services and natural capital - are to be developed successfully.
Natural Capital: Farming in a Time of Change
By Sarah Faulkner MRICS CEnv MCIEEM, Environment and Rural Affairs Adviser at NFU
Sarah joined the NFU in 2005 having previously worked for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, FWAG, and Powys County Council. She is dedicated to providing West Midlands’ farmers and growers with objective, professional regulatory and policy advice on environmental, planning and land use issues. A chartered environmentalist, she liaises with West Midlands’ stakeholders on regional initiatives and also works with members to resolve a range of individual sector problems and issues. Her professional skills extend to practical on-farm management advice and environmental management in industry.
Sarah is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registered with CIEEM.
Natural Capital: The Consultant's Role
By Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV ARAgS MRAC FHEA, Author of RICS Value of Natural Capital Report and Visiting Professor in Rural Land Management at Harper Adams University
Chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer specialising in rural estate economics and strategy, natural capital, compulsory purchase, valuation and taxation, now very active in the translation of new knowledge into rural professional practice working
with firms countrywide on referral consultations and inhouse training and development. Founder of #RuBrief online rural professional seminars and Terra Pragmatica Ltd. Principal Lecturer in Land Management at Harper Adams for many years and now a
visiting professor at the university, Rural View correspondent for the Estates Gazette, occasional blogger (charlescowap.wordpress.com) and tweeter (@charlescowap). Grew up in central London, before practical farming experience in Suffolk, studying
at the Royal Agricultural College and qualifying as a chartered surveyor and land agent in 1983. Publications and presentations in recent years have covered natural capital and ecosystem services, valuation, compulsory purchase, taxation, and Brexit.
Active member of RICS and CAAV. External examiner in recent years and currently to the University of Reading, Royal Agricultural University and Aberdeen University. Volunteer boatman and bus driver.
Natural Capital Webinar Series
The natural capital webinar series is split into five parts. View recordings or sign up for future webinars by following the links:
1. Introducing Natural Capital
2. Nature-based Solutions: A Vignette
3. Natural capital: The Role of Farmers, Land Managers and Consultants
4. Is Woodland Creation "Natural Capital on Steroids"? And, Engaging Industry to Embed Natural Capital in a Sustainability Strategy
5. Natural Capital Committee Insight
Content provided by webinar speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Society for the Environment.