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Understanding the Benefits of Ecosystem Services

Caroline Lucas MP gives the keynote address at the ARC conference


This was the first of three annual conferences delivered by the Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project in partnership with the University of Brighton, kindly supported by our funders the Heritage Lottery Fund and Southern Water. The conference was held at the University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus on 24th June 2014.

Aim of conference

The conference aimed to advance understanding of Green Infrastructure and the wider services that ecosystems provide, and to ensure that participants are better equipped for decision making that maximises ecosystem benefits while delivering organisational priorities.

Keynote Speech by Caroline Lucas


Session One: Communities harnessing Ecosystem Services

Session Two: Ecosystem Services and resilience

Session Three: Policy developments / planning / economics

Session Four: Ecosystem services at the catchment scale