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Government Dialogue session, Best practices: Using a Capitals Approach to Inform Green COVID Recovery Plans

  • Calendar July 13th, 2021
  • Time 17:00
  • Location Online

Register for 9 CET session
Register for 17 CET session


  • Welcoming, Natalie Nicholles, Senior Director Capitals Coalition.
  • Greening the recovery to make it last: the role of Natural Capital Accounting. Paul Lucas, Researcher Sustainable development, Department of Integrated Environmental Policy Analysis, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Uganda’s experience in driving the Green Economy Recovery based on Natural, Human and Social Capitals considerations. Sam Mugume Koojo, Principal Statistician, Macro Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  • Piloting natural capital accounting for the United States and its use in decision making. Bagstad, Kenneth (17CET), Research Economist, U.S. Geological Survey Geosciences & Environmental Change Science Center 
  • Reflection on levels of changes and the use of Capitals Approach to prioritize actions for Government and Business. Martin Lok, Deputy Director, Capitals Coalition
  • Panel discussion with speakers and Q&A with audience. Moderator: Oliver Greenfield, Convenor, Green Economy Coalition

The current pandemic has created a disruption in our health, economic and natural systems. Questions exist about the current route of our society.

This session will discuss how governments can use a capitals approach to drive green recovery plans. It will first show how governments are using Natural Capital Accounting to inform policy decisions. And it will explore how the value of people and society can also be integrated into decision-making.

Having a systemic and integrated approach that looks at natural, human, social and produced capitals is paramount to recovery, both on a short as well as a long-term. We know it makes sense to invest in nature restoration to create jobs and economic recovery in the short term. Or to embed the value of nature and people in the incentive mechanisms to create long-term structural change.

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