Enabling Environment

Conservation of European Flat Oyster Will ‘Greatly Improve’ Water Quality & Biodiversity in the North Sea

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published at EurekAlert. “A new European alliance for the conservation of the European flat oyster has been established. If successful, it could see the water quality and biodiversity of the North Sea greatly improved. The European flat oyster represents a key species with important ecological functions and ecosystem services in the… [more]

Taking Stock: Progress in Natural Capital Accounting’ – European Commission

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was originally published by the European Commission. “The growing human population and a shift to more resource-intensive habits and behaviours are increasing the demands on global ecosystems. Natural capital is a way to describe Earth’s natural assets, including soil, air, water, and living things, existing as complex ecosystems, which provide a range of… [more]

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia & the Pacific

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Asian Development Blog.  “Earlier this year, ADB released A Region at Risk, a major report on the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific. While the study focuses on the impact of warming on socio-economic systems, Asia’s natural ecosystems will also feel the impacts. The vulnerability of the… [more]

‘We Haven’t Even Scratched the Surface’: Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital

4th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published on Sustainable Brands. “Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting. According to the Natural Capital Coalition, 68 countries are looking to produce natural capital accounts, while 10 percent of WBCSD member… [more]

The Natural Treasures of Bonaire (Video)

4th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This video was produced by Wolfs Company.  “The Wolfs Company documentary “National Treasures of Bonaire” was produced to communicate the results of the project TEEB Bonaire. The documentary gives an insight in how the economic value of nature is linked to everyday life. It raised awareness about the importance of healthy ecosystems and has gained… [more]

Global Nature Fund Releases “The Natural Capital Protocol in Practice”

4th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Featured

This report was developed by the Global Nature Fund.  “In the project “Network Natural Capital” (duration 2015-2017), the Global Nature Fund was able to gain initial experience in carrying out natural capital assessments in cooperation with project partners in two pilot studies . Both case studies are based on the recommended approach of the Natural Capital Protocol published in July 2016 . Based on… [more]