Enabling Environment

Assessing the Value of Singapore’s Mangrove Swamps

11th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on The Straits Times.  “Is Singapore losing its heritage through redevelopment of buildings and loss of its coastline? It is time to develop a more robust way to assess heritage and ecosystems, to prevent their destruction. The coastline generally associated with Singapore is one of harbours, ships, artificial beaches… [more]

Economic Viability of the National-Scale Forestation Program: The Case of Success in the Republic of Korea

8th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: The Republic of Korea (ROK) succeeded in its goal of national forestation. The economic viability of the forestation program in the ROK was investigated. The net present value and benefit-cost ratio were 54,316 million $ and 5.84. This economic viability was supported by additional measures for… [more]

Weaving Knowledge Systems in IPBES, CBD & Beyond – Lessons Learned for Sustainability

8th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Highlights: Indigenous and local knowledge systems carry insights for stewardship in the Anthropocene. Bridging knowledge systems requires attention to actors, institutions, and processes. Key tasks for successful bridging are to mobilise, translate, negotiate, synthesise and apply. Mobilisation is often overlooked but can strengthen environmental governance… [more]

Natural Capital and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

6th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the World Forum on Natural Capital.  “The measurement and management of “natural capital” is an idea, as the saying goes, whose time has come. The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever in 2017, when we are devising the means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We… [more]

Indonesia to host 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

6th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Center for International Forestry Research.  “Indonesia has announced that it will host the third Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit next year. The announcement took place last week in Bonn, Germany, where thousands of negotiators, policymakers, researchers, journalists and campaigners had gathered for global climate talks at COP23. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment… [more]

Crown Estate Scotland to Trial the Natural Capital Protocol on 23,000 Hectare Glenlivet Estate

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This press release was originally published by Crown Estate Scotland.  “Scottish farmers are to take part in a pioneering project to assess the value of natural assets to help them make decisions that will protect the environment and the land that they work on. The trial will apply the international Natural Capital Protocol to land-based… [more]