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Natural Capital: a Framework for Assessing the Delivery of Co-Benefits to Lever Partnership Funding Opportunities, Utilising the UN SDGs

About this event

The Resilient Coasts project (East Suffolk and Great Yarmouth Council) works alongside affected coastal communities in carefully selected pilot locations to create a practical toolkit of options that enable the people, economies and environment of the Great Yarmouth and Suffolk coastal frontages to transition to a climate resilient coast. Several of the pilot sites associated with the Resilient Coast Programme are located in deprived, rural communities, and have associated funding gaps.

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the basis, this project seeks to develop a framework to assess the links between the potential benefits and outcomes of the Resilient Coast project and the UN SDGs, as well as the alignment of the SDGs with the plans and policies of potential investors.

This Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk will share insights on the framework.

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    Katie Chorlton Senior Consultant (Natural Capital Approaches), @ Jacobs

    With over five years of experience working in natural capital, Katie has undertaken numerous natural capital assessments, developing bespoke and innovative approaches to natural capital on projects, and building a broader understanding to deliver sustainable projects.

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    Joshua Walpole Coastal Project Officer- Property and Asset Management @ Great Yarmouth Borough Council

    In his role, John Walpole works primarily on the Resilient Coasts project, which is one of the 25 Defra-funded flood and coastal innovation projects. His role involves coastal monitoring, developing innovative funding techniques and understanding the resilience of infrastructure at the coast. Josh also co-leads the Flood and Coastal Innovation Early Careers Network and is working towards CIWEM chartership.

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