Enabling Environment

UK Natural Capital: Developing UK Mountain, Moorland & Heathland Ecosystem Accounts

21st July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Office for National Statistics.  “This article scopes the development of ecosystem accounts for mountains, moorlands and heathlands and discusses several methodological challenges arising from the unique characteristics of these habitats. To help the development of initial accounts, recommendations are given where possible. Introduction: This work is part of the… [more]

Conference Summary – Net Impact Approaches: Bringing the Strands Together

21st July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This summary was originally published on LinkedIn.  “On 24th May 2017, Sustain Value and Consciam held the first ‘Net Impact Approaches’ conference in London (with the support of Conference Affiliates: Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme – BBOP, Forum for the Future, Natural Capital Coalition and Social Value International). It was organised because of the increasing uptake and development of net impact approaches by a diverse range of… [more]

Mexico Launches Pioneering Scheme to Insure its Coral Reef

21st July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world: insurance. The reef, off the coast of Cancún, is the first to be protected under an insurance scheme by which the premiums will be paid by… [more]

Urban Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services – UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

20th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This briefing note was originally published on UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. “This brief provides an overview of the ecosystem service contributions of urban biodiversity and green infrastructure and the challenges for improving their provision – complementing POSTnote 538 on Green Space and Health. Human health and subjective wellbeing (emotional states and life satisfaction)… [more]

Unsustainable Development Pathways Caused by Tropical Deforestation

20th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Science Advances. “Abstract: Global sustainability strategies require assessing whether countries’ development trajectories are sustainable over time. However, sustainability assessments are limited because losses of natural capital and its ecosystem services through deforestation have not been comprehensively incorporated into national accounts. We update the national accounts of 80 nations… [more]

Impact Reporting: BASF, Crown Estate, Philips Lighting and Natural Capital Coalition Share Ideas

20th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This webinar was originally published on Triple Pundit.  “Reporting on the true value of social and environmental impacts is a challenge many corporates are tackling in 2017. BASF, The Crown Estate, Philips Lighting and Natural Capital Coalition recently shared their insights on how they’re building stakeholder trust and brand reputation by quantifying, monetising and reporting their environmental and social economics. Click… [more]