This is an exciting opportunity to meet with three global leaders in the field of environmental economics and true cost accounting while they are in Toronto.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
Introduce researchers, businesses and government in Canada to TEEB-AgriFood and to the potential benefits of doing full-cost accounting studies using the valuation framework.
Solicit feedback on how TEEB-AgriFood can be strengthened and enhanced as an innovative solution to the complex and entrenched ecological and societal challenges we face.
Generate ideas and concrete actions on how to apply TEEB-AgriFood’s cutting-edge framework to work in Canada with key stakeholders.
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is hosting a full day workshop on natural capital valuation methods and management in partnership with the Natural Capital Lab and Ontario Network for Ecosystem Services.
The workshop will be relevant to municipalities, conservation authorities and other stakeholders interested in learning about recent advances in natural capital valuation and its applications from local and national projects.
This workshop will provide delegates:
An introduction to natural capital valuations and the work of the Natural Capital Lab.
A detailed understanding of the valuation process and available data sources using ‘Ontario’s Good Fortune; Appreciating the Greenbelt’s Natural Capital’ as an example
An introduction and progress update from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative pilots including Peel and Oakville.
Break out sessions on how and why natural capital can be applied in your local context
At the Biodiversity Offsetting Law and Policy workshop, Ontario Nature will present a new report that compares law and policy internationally across six jurisdictions, analyzing strengths, weaknesses and gaps, and providing recommendations.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to a range of policy options on a number of key biodiversity offsetting issues and to advance dialogue about policy development in Ontario.
The workshop is intended for a wide range of interests and will feature David Poulton, the author of the report. Mr. Poulton, M.A., LL.M, completed a graduate thesis on conservation offsetting for Alberta and is one of the leaders in the Alberta Association for Conservation Offsets.
EcoHealth Ontario and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are pleased to present a workshop on Realizing the Health Benefits of Green Spaces in a Changing World
There is growing understanding of the complex linkages between the natural and built environments and human health. Nature can help mitigate a wide range of physical and mental illnesses associated with modern lifestyles, urbanization, and changing climate.
Unfortunately, current patterns of urban development are eroding and reducing access to natural areas and affecting the capacity of human settlements to be resilient to extreme weather events.
This workshop will facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue among public health, medical, planning, parks, recreation, forestry, watershed management, and education professionals.
Discussions will explore creative policies, programs, and outreach approaches that could be used to enhance human health through increased quality and diversity of urban and rural green spaces. Case studies of the Ontario Greenbelt, watersheds and urban green spaces will be used to illustrate challenges and opportunities.
The workshop will include:
• Presentations on the evidence for health benefits of green spaces in a changing world
• Expert panel discussion on key issues
• Round-table discussions on ecohealth barriers, opportunities and actions
Please contact Tom Bowers, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation at