Monday 8th July  1pm – 4:30pm (networking lunch from 12.15pm)

In person at Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ


What are the economic consequences of not protecting and restoring biodiversity?

Biodiversity is vital to the health and wealth of Scotland; the loss of biodiversity comes with an array of socio-economic consequences. If biodiversity loss is not stopped and nature is not restored, where will we be in 2050 or 2100?

The Scottish Wildlife Trust and Edinburgh Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes aims to bring together experts working in biodiversity and the economy in a dynamic, creative, and forward-looking conversation to explore the future of Scotland’s economy and natural capital.


The workshop outputs will form part of a report commissioned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust to collate existing research and evidence to counter the narrative that environmental action is too expensive in the context of other current economic pressures.

The report aims to be robust, evidence-based and engaging, to communicate:

1) the benefits of investing in the restoration of nature and nature-based solutions; and

2) the costs of not acting now.

University of Edinburgh Earth Fellow, Alys Daniels-Creasey is leading the research.


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