Enabling Environment

Urban Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services – UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

20th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This briefing note was originally published on UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. “This brief provides an overview of the ecosystem service contributions of urban biodiversity and green infrastructure and the challenges for improving their provision – complementing POSTnote 538 on Green Space and Health. Human health and subjective wellbeing (emotional states and life satisfaction)… [more]

Unsustainable Development Pathways Caused by Tropical Deforestation

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

  This article was originally published on Science Advances. “Abstract: Global sustainability strategies require assessing whether countries’ development trajectories are sustainable over time. However, sustainability assessments are limited because losses of natural capital and its ecosystem services through deforestation have not been comprehensively incorporated into national accounts. We update the national accounts of 80 nations… [more]

Impact Reporting: BASF, Crown Estate, Philips Lighting and Natural Capital Coalition Share Ideas

20th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This webinar was originally published on Triple Pundit.  “Reporting on the true value of social and environmental impacts is a challenge many corporates are tackling in 2017. BASF, The Crown Estate, Philips Lighting and Natural Capital Coalition recently shared their insights on how they’re building stakeholder trust and brand reputation by quantifying, monetising and reporting their environmental and social economics. Click… [more]

Open Source GIS Tools Helping To Save Mangrove Forests

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Directions Magazine.  “At the end of the Baja Peninsula between the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit lies the Marismas Nacionales,or National Marshes, the largest intact mangrove forest on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The ecosystem services provided by these hundreds of square miles of mangrove forests are important to… [more]

Reconnecting Cities to the Biosphere: Stewardship of Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecosystem Services

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on SpringerLink. “Abstract: Within-city green infrastructure can offer opportunities and new contexts for people to become stewards of ecosystem services. We analyze cities as social–ecological systems, synthesize the literature, and provide examples from more than 15 years of research in the Stockholm urban region, Sweden. The social–ecological approach spans from investigating… [more]

Allowing the Columbia to Flow Like Natural River Would ‘Bring Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Benefits to Local Communities’

18th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Spokesman-Review. “Allowing the Columbia to flow more like a natural river would benefit the region financially, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to local communities, Northwest tribes say. In a 150-page study, the tribes make a financial case for modernizing dam operations in the Columbia Basin… [more]