Aligning Natural Capital Approaches and Circular Economy at the City Scale
Aligning Natural Capital Approaches and Circular Economy at the City Scale
Dates(s) - 31/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 09:15 - 15:30
Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough, PE2 8AN

This workshop is hosted by Opportunity Peterborough and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and will explore the relevance of the natural capital approach to developing circular economy activities at the city scale.

Through a combination of expert speakers and focused group activities this workshop will bring together around 40-50 practitioners to discuss the concept of joined-up approaches towards addressing the circular economy, and how we might better incorporate natural capital understanding into this process. 

The current lack of widely accepted methodologies, agreed approaches or tools to achieve this ambition is proving to be a challenge. The workshop is intended to be participatory and will address whether we can learn from existing practices to enable cities, such as Peterborough to develop solutions to manage its circular economy and how natural capital might play a role.

The workshop is free to attend (but we do require you to register your attendance). Lunch and refreshments will be included and there are various travel options to the venue.

If you would like to join us please register via the link below on Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aligning-natural-capital-approaches-and-circular-economy-at-the-city-scale-tickets-65511307083

09:15 – 09:45 Registration and Networking (Tea and
Coffee available)

09:45 – 09:55 Welcome and Introductions
Purpose and Overview of the event and anticipated outputs.
Trevor Gibson (OP) and Jason Weeks (JNCC)

09:55 – 10:20 Circular Peterborough
Background and the challenge of measuring impacts
Trevor Gibson (OP)

10:20 – 10:45 Natural Capital
In the context of the circular economy
Matt Smith (JNCC)

10:45 – 11.10 Delivering a Natural Capital Approach in Greater Manchester
Krista Patrick, Natural Capital, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

11:10 – 11:30 Case study 1 – York, East Yorkshire and East Riding LEP
Katie Thomas – Low Carbon and Circular Economy Lead (York, North Yorkshire and East Riding  York LEP)

11:30 – 11:50 Case study 2 – Circular Supply chains
Denyse Julien, (Supply Chain Research Centre, Cranfield University)

11:50 – 12:15 Panel discussion
Chaired by Denyse Julien and Krista Patrick
Rebecca Moberley Local Natural Capital Partnership Lead, Natural England will provide a brief overview before the panel discussion.
Discussion themes
(a) Observations on the circular economy and natural capital synergies
(b) What are the barriers to be overcome?

12:15 – 12:30 Introduction to Afternoon Workshops
Trevor Gibson and Matt Smith

12:30 – 13:00 Buffet Lunch and Networking

13:00 – 13:45 Workshop Session 1
“Opportunities and Benefits of a Natural Capital Approach to the Circular Economy at the City Scale”

13:45 – 14:30 Workshop Session 2
“How do we do it?And capturing the Priorities for Action and Next Steps”

14:30 – 14:45 Workshop Outputs
Plenary feedback Workshop Team Leads

14:45 – 15:00 Event Summary, Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Trevor Gibson (OP) and Jason Weeks (JNCC)

15:00-15.30 CLOSE and Networking
(Tea and Coffee available)