Enabling Environment

Indufor is ‘Leading the Way’ on Forest Capital

23rd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Indufor.  “The EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information (2014/95/EU) requires large companies, those listed on EU markets or operating in the banking and insurance sectors, to identify and disclose information on the relevant environmental and social impacts by 2018. Together with voluntary reporting commitments, these requirements… [more]

To A Country On the Edge Of Development, What Is Nature Worth?

22nd March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Conservation International. “The intensity of light in the tropics makes everything brighter. In Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, women wear loud printed dresses and carry multicolored packages through crowded marketplaces. Driving from Monrovia to Liberia’s countryside, city streets transform into dense green vegetation that, if left unchecked, will… [more]

Q&A: Manchester’s Urban Natural Capital Pioneer

21st March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This interview was originally published on The Planner.  “Anne Selby is the chief executive of Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside, chair of the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group and a qualified planner. She is leading on the Greater Manchester natural capital pioneer project (see panel below). Q. Are the natural capital pioneers an… [more]

The Infrastructure Opportunity Nobody Is Talking About — Yet

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

This article was originally published on Forbes.  “In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree on: The immediate and compelling need to rebuild America’s worn and damaged infrastructure. Governors from 49 states have already sent a list of more than 400 projects they want President Trump… [more]

Action On the Land: Reducing Emissions, Conserving Natural Capital & Improving Farm Profitability

20th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Australian Government Climate Change Authority. The Australian Government Climate Change Authority has released an issues paper for consultation called Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability. In Report Three of the Special Review, the Authority recommended further work be done on how to better coordinate… [more]

Helping China Rethink Its Approach to Conservation

17th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Yale Environment.   “For Stanford University ecologist Gretchen Daily, nature isn’t only to be preserved for its own sake, but also for the value of the ecological services it provides, such as water filtration, carbon sequestration, and soil retention. Daily helped pioneer the concept of “ecosystem services,” and these days… [more]