Case Studies

High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

22nd August 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

World Bank release a report detailing the future of water and the subsequent effects to the global economy. Download the Report here. Key Findings Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6% of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict. The combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding… [more]

How Millions of Trees Brought a Broken Landscape Back to Life

7th August 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

John Vidal describes how reforestation can transform a barren pit into rich green infrastructure. “After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit. Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome landscape. The communities were surrounded by opencast mines,… [more]

Forestry Commission England: Natural Capital Accounts 2015/16

5th August 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

Forest Enterprise England, working with environmental economics consultancy eftec, has produced a Natural Capital Account for 2015/16. We are the first organisation to do this for an entire landholding and will continue to work with others to develop them further in future years.   The Natural Capital Account provides a structured and transparent way of… [more]

A Tale of Two Shrimpers: How will the Mekong Delta adapt to Climate Change?

1st August 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

A recent drought highlighted the vulnerability of the Mekong Delta to climate change. The World Bank and partners are helping Vietnam to increase the resilience of livelihoods, by developing innovative farming approaches and better flows of information which can help communities cope with extreme weather and to plan ahead in uncertain times. “Vietnam’s Mekong Delta… [more]

Mexican Village Use Fireflies to Halt Deforestation by Local Logging Industry

27th July 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

Piedra Canteada park, a rural cooperative near Nanacamilpa, generated massive amounts of tourism by looking to the thousands of the fireflies, rather than commercial logging, to rejuvenate the local economy. “In the village of Nanacamilpa, tiny fireflies are helping save the towering pine and fir trees on the outskirts of the megalopolis of Mexico City.… [more]

Business Insights: Pilot testing the Natural Capital Protocol

26th July 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

This report was developed and authored by Dr Gemma Cranston (Senior Programme Manager at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk ).  It analyses the business aspects that pilot testing companies focused on, explores the learnings from businesses applying the Protocol, and identifies where natural capital assessments have an impact on the pilot tester companies.… [more]