Workshop on Blue Natural Capital, Lisbon, 3-4 Oct 2018

Date Released: 11 October 2018
Participants at Lisbon Workshop on Blue Natural Capital

Dr Stephen Hynes attended and presented at the recent Lisbon Workshop on Blue Natural Capital which took place from 3-4 October 2018 at the Lisbon Ocean Aquarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) in Lisbon, Portugal. The Workshop was organised by the Oceano Azul Foundation. The two-day workshop explored how to mainstream Blue Natural Capital ideas and concepts into economic science, corporate accounting, ecosystem management, and policy and international processes. The workshop also highlighted case studies on valuing Blue Natural Capital and its use in conservation strategies, revenue models and business cases for a sustainable ocean economy.

The workshop was attended by approximately 30 participants, including academics, economists, lawyers, conservationists, and civil society. The workshop gathered inputs on the state of play on Blue Natural Capital and proposals to promote the conservation and restoration of oceans at the highest political level. The summary of the workshop is available at