Data Tools & Methodologies

Do We Possess the Tools to Prove Trees’ Benefits?

17th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Horticulture Week.  “The availability of conceptual tools for valuing services provided by trees and woodlands remains patchy, according to a report published by the Forestry Commission. The study identifies trees’ role in water quality and availability, flood alleviation, biodiversity and physical and mental health as areas where further evidence… [more]

Making Financial Institutions More Resilient to Environmental Risks: Launch of Drought Stress Testing Tool

15th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This press release was originally posted on UNEP Finance Initiative.  “In a pilot project on Environmental Stress Testing, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), have developed an analytical framework and tool that allows banks to quantify and assess the potential impact of drought events on the performance… [more]

Blockchain and the Natural Capital Protocol: Opportunities and Challenges for Scaling

15th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Featured

This article was originally published on LinkedIn by Katherine A. Foster, Business Development Lead / Innovation Lead at Climate-KIC. “…Numerous methods and frameworks of natural capital accounting and reporting have emerged but each has key limitations and barriers to uptake and scaling. The Natural Capital Coalition sought to bring together leading global initiatives and organizations and to… [more]

UNCCD Finalizes LDN Scientific Conceptual Framework

10th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on: IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.  Highlights: The Science-Policy Interface (SPI) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has finalized a conceptual framework to guide actions on land degradation neutrality (LDN). The report, ‘Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality,’ presents a framework to help create a scientific foundation to guide… [more]

WAVES, ECLAC Support Natural Capital Approaches in Latin America & the Caribbean

9th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.  Highlights: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership indicates that Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries are increasingly using natural capital accounting (NCA) to inform decision making on policies and planning in areas such as monitoring energy and natural resource extraction… [more]

At Home with Nature: Encouraging Biodiversity in New Housing Developments

6th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. “The London Assembly’s latest report, ‘At Home with Nature: Encouraging biodiversity in new housing developments’ published in Jan 2017, delivers the latest findings from the Housing Committee which scrutinises the Mayor’s role and record in delivering the private, social and affordable homes London needs. There is a risk that London will… [more]