Enabling Environment

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency – Earth Matters Infographic

27th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This infographic is a product of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. “The biosphere is valuable to us in many ways, some of which are more easily visible than others. Human beings are an integral part of it and fundamentally depend on the Earth’s capacity to provide services for human development and well-being from local community… [more]

Assessing Ecosystem Service Provision Under Climate Change to Support Conservation & Development Planning in Myanmar

27th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in: PLOS ONE. “Abstract: Inclusion of ecosystem services (ES) information into national-scale development and climate adaptation planning has yet to become common practice, despite demand from decision makers. Identifying where ES originate and to whom the benefits flow–under current and future climate conditions–is especially critical in rapidly developing countries, where… [more]

The Role of Banks in Protecting World Heritage Sites

26th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: International Banker.  “From the Galápagos Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are some of the planet’s most precious places. Many of us have been lucky enough to visit these unique spots and experience their stunning scenery and majestic, but endangered, wildlife. Bankers may seem far… [more]

Cities and Companies Team Up to Tackle Urban Water Crises

26th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on 100 Resilient Cities.  “With rising urban populations and ever scarcer water supplies, cities and companies are teaming up to invest billions of dollars in water management projects, a report said on Tuesday. Around two thirds of cities from London to Los Angeles are working with the private sector to… [more]

When the Big Storms Hit: The Role of Wetlands to Limit Urban & Rural Flood Damage

25th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report is a product of the University of Waterloo.  “Executive Summary: This report assesses the potential for wetlands to affect the financial impacts associated with rural and urban flooding. Working with the Grand River Conservation Authority (Ontario), Credit Valley Conservation (Ontario) and Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) determined that… [more]

Worldwide Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment Report: An IPBES Primer

22nd September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This primer was developed by IPBES.  Highlights: World’s 1st comprehensive evidence-based assessment report on land degradation will be launched in March 2018  Best-available evidence for decision makers to make informed decisions to halt & reverse land degradation  Prepared by more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries over 3 years  Draws on more than… [more]