Enabling Environment

Why Business has an Obligation to Manage its Resources Well (video) – Sustainability Operations Director, Kering

17th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This video was originally published on PwC. Transcript: “It can be difficult, and almost the more difficult it is the more the value is in the exercise itself, because that means you don’t really understand all the aspects of your business that might be important. So the harder it is, what is it “if I… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol Highlighted in ‘Policies, Tools & Approaches that are Potentially Changing the Outlook’ – Australia State of the Environment 2016

16th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This is an extract from the Australia State of the Environment 2016 Report. “…Improved measures to account for ecosystem values Ecosystem valuation that recognises the need for a resilient environment and the cost of degradation has the potential to become a valuable component of management. Since 2011, there have been significant efforts at national and… [more]

Rwanda launches First Natural Capital Accounts to Inform Economic Planning

12th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES). “Rwanda presented the first results of its Natural Capital Accounting process on February 16th during a national workshop in Kigali. The results from the first accounts – on the topics of land and water – come after about 18 months of work, as… [more]

Measures of Poverty & Well-Being Still Ignore the Environment – This Must Change

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

This article was originally published on The Conversation. “Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty. A major UN environmental meeting recently looked at launching an assessment of the different… [more]

WAVES, ECLAC Support Natural Capital Approaches in Latin America & the Caribbean

9th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.  Highlights: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership indicates that Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries are increasingly using natural capital accounting (NCA) to inform decision making on policies and planning in areas such as monitoring energy and natural resource extraction… [more]

Accounting for Natural Capital In Agriculture Helps farmers “Secure Finance & Attract Investment” – National Bank of Australia

7th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Farm Online National.  “A world is fast approaching where being able to demonstrate good natural resource management will be critical to a farmer’s ability to secure finance, negotiate lower interest rates and attract vital investment. It will be a world where good soil health, resilience to water stress, climate risk,… [more]