Enabling Environment

How Climate Change & Natural Capital Are Changing Banking

27th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on GreenBiz. “The climate in financial institutions is changing. With a keen eye on market forces and a core business focused on supporting economic growth, leaders in financial institutions are launching low-carbon initiatives and investing in green infrastructure. The reason is simple: The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway… [more]

Post-Brexit Environmental Legislation Could Boost Natural Capital into the Mainstream

24th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Edie.net.  “Helm believed that natural capital, which refers to resources that provide goods and services essential to a functional society and economy, such as water, timber and food, was becoming the “go to” concept for businesses aiming to enhance their CSR credentials. However, Helm was concerned that natural capital… [more]

U.S. Congress Should Fund Coastal Infrastructure Despite Budget Blueprint – ASBPA

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on ASBPA. “Natural protective coastal infrastructure, such as beaches, dunes and wetlands, create and sustain U.S. jobs, protect public resources and private property, and drive the U.S. economy. Congress would be wise to invest in these resources (and the science that supports them) despite the administration’s budget blueprint that leaves… [more]

Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published on Cornwall.gov.uk. “Forward: This is the first time that Cornwall has had an overarching strategy for the environment. We continue to witness the decline of nature in Cornwall as climate change, population pressure and modern day life impact on our surroundings that have provided us with vital natural resources through… [more]

New Zealand Treasury 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published on New Zealand Treasury. Summary: There is a dynamic relationship between New Zealand’s long-term public finances and intergenerational well-being. Intergenerational well-being relies on the growth, distribution and sustainability of the four capitals – financial and physical capital; human capital (e.g. health and skills); social capital (e.g. institutions and trust); and natural capital… [more]

Capacity Shortfalls Hinder Performance of Marine Protected Areas Globally

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on Nature. “Abstract: Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used globally to conserve marine resources. However, whether many MPAs are being effectively and equitably managed, and how MPA management influences substantive outcomes remain unknown. We developed a global database of management and fish population data (433 and 218 MPAs, respectively)… [more]