Data Tools & Methodologies

The Future of Food – TEEBAgriFood Briefing Note

4th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Natural Capital Coalition

This briefing note was produced by TEEBAgriFood.  “…TEEB first achieved global recognition in 2008 when officials from 13 of the world’s largest economies (the G8+5), with support from the European Commission and the German Environmental Ministry, commissioned the first-ever global analysis of the economic benefits of biological diversity and the costs of its loss (Phase I).… [more]

Call It ‘Plan Bee’: A New App Could Change How We Support Pollinators

28th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on University of Minnesota.  “Let’s say a farmer wants to plant wildflowers to nurture the bees that pollinate her crops. Currently, she would have to walk through her fields, assess locations, take measurements, spend hours crunching costs, and still only guess at the amount of pollination the effort will generate.… [more]

Principles of Natural Capital Accounting – A Background from ONS & Defra

24th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on ONS (Office for National Statistics).  “Purpose and overview of this article In December 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a roadmap, Accounting for the value of nature in the UK, which set out a strategy to incorporate natural capital into UK Environmental Accounts by 20201. In 2014,… [more]

Mapping Rainforest Chemistry From the Air Reveals 36 Types of Forest

16th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Science News.  “To some forest creatures, a tree is a home. To scientists, it’s a beacon. A new way of mapping forests from the air by measuring chemical signatures of the tree canopy is revealing previously unrecognized biodiversity. The swath of tropical forest covering the Peruvian Andes Mountains and the… [more]

‘First Quantitative Synthesis’ of the Literature on Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services

13th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper is a product of Decision Point Online.  Key messages: “We carried out the first quantitative synthesis of the literature on climate change impacts on ecosystem services, and found that: more research needs to take place in regions with a lower capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change using (only) expert opinions… [more]

A New Valuation School: Integrating Diverse Values of Nature in Resource & Land Use Decisions

7th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper is a product of the Center for International Forestry Research. “We are increasingly confronted with severe social and economic impacts of environmental degradation all over the world. From a valuation perspective, environmental problems and conflicts originate from trade-offs between values. The urgency and importance to integrate nature’s diverse values in decisions and actions stand… [more]