Data Tools & Methodologies

Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress

11th December 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

  The briefing note “Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress” outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting. While there is considerable experience with accounting for water quantity, there is less information on accounting for water quality and the contribution of ecosystems and biodiversity in its provision. This briefing… [more]

Organizational Change for Natural Capital Management: Strategy and Implementation

13th November 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Executive Summary: • This study describes how business leaders can strategize and implement changes in organizational behavior related to valuing natural capital in their company. It is based on the practices of 26 pioneering companies (60% of them with US$10 Billion+ revenues each) across nine industry sectors. • Natural capital valuation is being implemented in… [more]

Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Classification System (FEGS-CS)

8th October 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This document introduces, defines, and describes a classification system2 for ecosystem services. By using the concept of Final Ecosystem Goods and Services (FEGS) to define a specific group of ecosystem services, the authors standardize ecosystem services and provide a solid foundation for their further use and development. The concepts and specifics presented in this document… [more]

Business Guide to Water Valuation: an Introduction to Concepts and Techniques

5th October 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. The intention is to arm business managers with the knowledge and critical eye needed to work with valuation specialists. This will help managers commission, manage and review water valuation studies, as well as make the best… [more]

TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia: Main Findings and Way-forward

18th September 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are Energy, Tourism, Agriculture, Mining, and Forestry. The study highlights the substantial dependence of these driving forces of Georgian economy on natural capital and the services it provides. Thus the study is an important step forward in valuing… [more]

TEEB Georgia Scoping Study

11th September 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry. The study highlights the substantial dependence of these driving forces of Georgian economy on natural capital and the services it provides. This scoping study  takes stock of work that has been… [more]