Data Tools & Methodologies

Natural Capital Accounting for Business: Guide to Selecting an Approach

5th September 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Aim: The objective of this Guide is to help companies understand what is meant by natural capital accounting (NCA) for business and to help them select NCA approaches suitable for their specific circumstances. The Guide and decision-matrix tool developed as part of this study to help do this represent an initial attempt that requires building… [more]

Issues and Challenges in Spatio-Temporal Application of an Ecosystem Services Framework to UK Seas

13th August 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

The concepts of ecosystem services and human welfare provide strong integrative frameworks that can be used to inform marine policy and management decisions that support sustainable development. A theoretical framework has been developed and applied to create a model for UK seas to measure changes in final ecosystem services, in terms of human welfare. The… [more]

Investing in Natural Capital for Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : a Biodiversity Roadmap for the WBG

11th July 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Abstract: The World Bank Group (WBG) has a long experience in engaging in biodiversity with world-class expertise in the field. It has been the single largest funder of biodiversity investments since the late 1980s. The WBG investments have largely been of two kinds: (1) investments in biodiversity, aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of species,… [more]

GLOBE Natural Capital Accounting Study: 2nd Edition. Legal and Policy Developments in Twenty-One Countries

5th July 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

The natural environment provides goods and services that are essential for our wellbeing and development. Every part of the natural environment that is capable of contributing to human well-being is a capital asset – part of our ‘natural capital’. Natural capital includes renewable components such as ecosystems and solar energy, and non-renewable components such as… [more]

Methodology Report for Novo Nordisk’s Environmental Profit and Loss Account

5th June 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

  The Novo Nordisk Environmental Profit and Loss Account (EP&L) is a response to PUMA’s call for contributions to the E P&L methodology and the expert review of PUMA’s E P&L. The Novo Nordisk E P&L is reported in two parts; the main report, which focuses on the results and the application of these in… [more]

Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site Based Assessment

9th May 2014
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Understanding the impacts on ecosystem services of actual and potential changes in state at individual sites is important for promoting better planning decisions to support both biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service delivery. Until now this approach has been relatively little used because it has been assumed that ecosystem services are technically difficult and expensive to… [more]