Approaches to environmental monitoring for natural capital reporting across the UK: Merits of closer coordination

2nd UKEOF conference | 1 March 2022 | Online

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When: 1 March 2022, 09:30 - 15:30
Where: Online


This conference was an opportunity for the environmental observation community to share knowledge and information on monitoring that informs understanding of the state and change of natural capital assets across the four nations, and consider the potential benefits of more integrated UK-scale approaches.

In the morning there were presentations from Professor Sir Dieter Helm, CBE, Professor Paul Leinster, CBE, and representatives from government and public bodies (ONS, NE, SG, WG) to open the event, followed by discussions with the audience. The afternoon began with a keynote by Dr Armin Benzler (BfN, Germany), followed by a talk by Paul Robinson (JNCC). Breakout sessions provided opportunities for participants to examine current and potential monitoring approaches in further detail, and to discuss the mutual benefits and limitations of coordinating methodologies at multi-national scales.

The conference had three aims:

  1. To review regional, national and international needs for evidence;
  2. To share knowledge/information on the current natural capital-focused monitoring strategies and methodologies of the four home nations; and
  3. To identify opportunities for greater integration, as well as the mutual benefits and limitations of coordinating methodologies at wider scales (from UK upwards).

The event took place online. It comprised invited speaker presentations, interactive polling, a panel discussion and an interactive breakout session.


Selected presentations given at the conference are available to view as videos (links to YouTube, hosted by UKCEH):

One presentation is also available as slides (PDF file):


The final programme is now available.


For conference enquiries, please contact the UKEOF Secretariat.


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