Enabling Environment

‘Significant Mobilisation of International & Domestic Public Resources’ Needed to Finance Biodiversity Targets

25th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  “According to Markus Lehmann, from the Convention on Biological Diversity, implementing the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets by 2020 – such as addressing underlying causes of biodiversity loss and safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity – will deliver substantial benefits to people and economies, but… [more]

Perspectives from Generation Z: Read Ryan Lang’s Blog, On A Week’s Work Experience with the Natural Capital Coalition

25th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This month, the Coalition welcomed a student from a secondary school for a week of work experience. Here, they reflect on their week at the Coalition, and whether or not sustainability is the position of the young. Doing a week of work experience at the Coalition was an enriching experience. It was fascinating for me… [more]

From Theory to Practice: Lessons in Ecosystem Services from Indonesian Mangroves to Oregon Estuaries

24th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ecological Society of America. “Ecological researchers care deeply about the health of the systems they study, but do not always know how to put into practice the knowledge they acquire through experimentation. Scientists who have worked at the interface of discovery and application will share fresh research and stories… [more]

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]