Enabling Environment

Man-Made Sewage Filtering Wetlands Combines Sanitation, Recreation & Education

24th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Bulletin. “Plenty of people in Central Oregon are participating in Earth Day activities this week, but only the city of Prineville celebrated by moving 400,000 tons of dirt to create an educational nature trail that meanders around a series of environmentally friendly, sewage-filtering ponds. Nearly a year to… [more]

Natural Capital Lab’s Financial Sector Primer

24th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This Primer is a product of the Natural Capital Lab.  “This primer presents Canadian companies in the financial services sector with an opportunity and assistance from the Natural Capital Lab (NCL) to pilot the ‘Natural Capital Protocol’. The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business… [more]

Stanford Researchers Create Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Production

24th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Stanford News. “Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products affect natural resources such as land, water and biodiversity. A team… [more]

Empower With Knowledge – Earth Day & National Capital Accounts

21st April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on ONS.  “The 47th Earth Day takes place on Saturday and this year the Earth Day Network launched a goal to achieve global environmental literacy by 2020. Part of this goal is to empower the public with knowledge to act in defence of environmental protection. The concept of natural capital… [more]

Canadian Government Could Kick its Green Bond Market into High Gear

20th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Reuters. “Canada could grow into a thriving market for climate friendly “green bonds” if the federal government meets a campaign pledge to turn to this type of financing. Proceeds of green bonds are designated for projects that benefit the environment such as clean transportation and renewable energy. Canada is… [more]

Natural Capital & the Political Economy of Wetland Governance in Alberta

19th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: Taylor & Francis Online.   “Abstract: The legitimacy of wetland decisions depends on how science and values are integrated and reflected in wetland management decisions. Natural capital and ecosystem services (ES) have become integral to how we think about ecosystem management however there is no consensus on how these concepts… [more]