Enabling Environment

The Balance Sheet of Utilities Companies Should Account for Natural Capital – Utility Week

14th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Utility Week. “…There is already growing recognition of the need to include natural capital in expenditure planning, with more and more companies in the sector integrating natural capital assessments into their decision-making to varying degrees. Natural capital is defined as the natural assets that provide vital services to humanity… [more]

The Commercial Logic to Measuring Natural Capital

14th June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report is a product of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.  Key findings: There is a lack of consistency across natural capital impacts and dependencies measurements tracked by businesses; this is most marked for dependencies. Context is often not considered within natural capital measures. The metrics that companies currently use do not link well to… [more]

The World Has Finally Noticed that the Ocean is a Finite Resource

12th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Conversation. “The United Nations Ocean Conference marks the first time that oceans have been put at the forefront of global affairs. It straddles the United Nations Oceans Day on 8 June, giving countries and their non-government partners a stage to present their perspectives on achieving the Sustainable Development… [more]

Marine Reserves Can Help Oceans, & People, Withstand Climate Change

8th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Pew Charitable Trusts. “In recent years, leading marine scientists have said that protecting large areas of the sea as oceanic reserves carries the added benefit of helping ocean life weather the impacts of climate change. Support for that claim was spread across numerous disparate studies—until now. In a study… [more]

Translating Green Infrastructure Research into Decision Making & Practice

7th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report is a product of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Story highlights: Feasibility, costs and benefits are the top three factors influencing decisions. Respondents did not explicitly refer to “evidence” or research”, but their need is implied. Responses on the link between evidence availability and decision making were quite diverse. Investment happens on a case… [more]

Sustainable Entomology: How Insect Scientists Can Protect Our Planet

7th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Entomology Today. “…“Sustainable entomology” describes practicing any entomological discipline while incorporating sustainable practices and values. Sustainable entomology most obviously permeates integrated pest management (IPM). Prioritizing nonchemical controls assists with pesticide resistance management. This means pesticides for emergency situations retain efficacy further into the future. Reduction in pesticide use also… [more]