Enabling Environment

Distilling the Role of Ecosystem Services in the Sustainable Development Goals

4th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights 44 of 169 SDG targets focus directly on improving the environment and human well-being. Surveyed experts judge individual ESs make important contributions to 41 SDG targets. Most ESs are thought to contribute to >3 targets, suggestive of cross-target interactions. Four key ESs accounted for 46% of… [more]

Natural Capital, A Short Film Series From WBCSD (Video)

4th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

Don’t get caught short-sighted. Watch this short film from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to learn about how important it is to value your company’s relationship with nature. You’ll also see how some businesses are already leading the way. This short film was originally published on WBCSD.

Leading Economists Raise Alarm at Vanishing Wealth of Nature

28th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was developed by the Green Economy Coalition.  Top economists show that the decline of nature poses severe threats to continued national and global prosperity Download the full paper at Green Economy Coalition. “New research from a team of Oxford economists, launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, has shown that Ministries… [more]

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s Full Address to World Forum on Natural Capital

27th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

These remarks were originally published on Scottish Government.  “Thank you, Jonny (Hughes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Wildlife Trust), and thanks to all of you for attending. Scotland hosted the first two World Forums on Natural Capital in 2013 and 2015, and we are delighted to be hosting this third one. I’m grateful to the… [more]

How Can We Stay Within the Ecological Boundaries of Our Planet? Innovative Report ‘One Planet Approaches’ Puts Theory into Practice

27th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was released by WWF & IUCN NL.  “November 27th 2017. Today, WWF and IUCN NL jointly launch an innovative inquiry into One Planet Approaches written by Metabolic and co-commissioned by the Swiss government (FOEN). The report maps and analyses one planet approaches – a complete family of tools, methodologies, frameworks, programs and… [more]

A Step Towards Nature Conservation’s Holy Grail? A Natural Capital Account for the RSPB’s Nature Reserves in England

27th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on RSPB. “If humans are to live in harmony with nature, we need to find a way to decouple economic growth from environmental harm and that means finding a way to reflect the true value of nature in decision-making. To me, this has always felt a bit like nature conservation’s… [more]