Enabling Environment

How a New Financial System for Farmers Could Enhance Natural Capital

22nd January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Anthesis Group.  “At the recent Oxford Farming Conference, Environment Secretary Michael Gove spoke on how the provision of financial support for farmers would change post-Brexit. He mentioned, at several points in his speech, about the need to base any future scheme on natural capital thinking. In principle, the recently… [more]

Investing in Innovative Nature-Based Solutions – UNDP

22nd January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on UNDP. Nature provides not only the basis for achieving Goals 14 and 15, but is fundamental for achieving other global goals related to food security, water security, disaster risk reduction, health, sustainable energy, and poverty reduction.  “We are facing a global biodiversity crisis. The Living Planet Report estimates that… [more]

Assessing Nature’s Contributions to People – IPBES Reframe & ‘Extend’ ‘Ecosystem Services’ Terminology

22nd January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Science Magazine. “A major challenge today and into the future is to maintain or enhance beneficial contributions of nature to a good quality of life for all people. This is among the key motivations of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a joint global effort… [more]

Looking to Nature for Solutions

19th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nature News & Views. “As a climate solution, nature should  be a no-brainer. Forests and other  ecosystems store carbon, harbour  biodiversity, regulate rainfall, sustain  livelihoods, support water and food security, and buffer communities from climate  change impacts. They are ubiquitous, self- replicating, and need little maintenance or  technological development. And yet the  adoption of natural climate solutions… [more]

GDSA Release New Video

19th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

“In 2012, President Ian Khama of Botswana co-hosted with CI the Summit for Sustainability in Africa. The Summit was attended by heads of state and ministers from 10 African nations, corporate leaders, and other thought leaders, and together they set the path to tackle the urgent issue of growing the economy of their respective countries… [more]

Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Services: Current Status and Future Opportunities for the Study of Bees and Pollination-Related Services

19th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Current Forestry Reports.  “Abstract: An unprecedented array of observing systems, coupled with ever increasing computing capacity, makes this a golden era for ecologists to study and quantify ecosystem services using remote sensing technology. Here, we review recent studies that utilize remote sensing to understand the supply and demand of ecosystem… [more]