Economic development has improved human well-being by lifting millions out of poverty, raising standards of living, and increasing life expectancies. But economic development often comes at a significant cost to natural capital—the fertile soils, forests, coastal marshes, farmland—that are critical to sustaining all life on earth. Inclusive green growth, the efficient use of natural resources, can play an important role in promoting both economic and ecosystem health. Inclusive green growth minimizes pollution and strengthens communities against natural disasters while reducing poverty through improved access to health, education, and services.
Please join a panel discussion with experts from the Natural Capital Project’s Stanford University team who will discuss pragmatic finance and policy tools that can make investment in natural capital – green growth - both attractive and commonplace. The panel will be followed by an off-the-record question and answer session.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Gretchen Daily, Founder and Faculty Director of the Natural Capital Project and Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Lisa Mandle, Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project
Mary Ruckelshaus, Managing Director, Natural Capital Project
Please contact Lea Rosenbohm