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Is there a Case for Investing in Ecosystem Services? - Thursday 30 September 2010

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Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership





Is there a Case for Investing
in Ecosystem Services?





Wednesday 30 September 2010



18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00



IDASA Bookshop, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town



R230 *

The value of ecosystem services were highlighted in the report entitled The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Policy-Makers’ Report which was released on 9th September in India, Brazil, Belgium, Japan and South Africa.

Business, government and civil society are not fully aware of the extent of their dependence and impact on ecosystems and the possible ramifications. Most focus on environmental impact, not dependence.

We invite you to join us for a Forum session as we unpack the value of ecosystems, look at some global & local developments and discuss how South Africa, and especially the private sector, can change the way they value natural capital.




Dr Martin de Wit    


De Wit Sustainable Solutions and Sustainability Institute

Tony Knowles


The Cirrus Group

Sarshen Marais


Programme Manager, Climate Action Partnership

Dr Belinda Reyers


Head: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group, CSIR

* The event is free for Forum members


Booking is essential. To book and pay, please click here



Sent on behalf of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership by the Joint Civils Division