Enabling Environment

Irish Forum on Natural Capital’s Making Nature Count 2016 Conference Report

7th February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This report is a product of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital. Below is an introduction to the report by Professor Jane Stout – Chairperson, Irish Forum on Natural Capital. “On 4th October 2016 at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Irish Forum on Natural Capital (IFNC) held its second public conference on the… [more]

Public Consultation on the External Financing Instruments of the European Union

7th February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

Information on the consultation has been taken from the website of the European Commission.  “TARGET GROUP(S) All stakeholders in beneficiary and EU countries are welcome to participate in this consultation: public national and local authorities, non-governmental organisations, academics, development agencies and bodies, think tanks, consultancies, private sector organisations, development banks and citizens. PERIOD OF CONSULTATION:… [more]

Clarifying the Role of Coastal & Marine Systems in Climate Mitigation

6th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper is a product of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Highlights: Coastal wetlands sequester substantial amounts of carbon, mostly in soils Interest in the climate benefits of coastal wetlands has drawn attention to how other components of marine ecosystems might play a role in climate mitigation Coral reefs, kelp, and marine fauna, while… [more]

Natural Capital “Key Area of Focus” For Investment In 2017 – S&P Dow Jones Indices

3rd February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Indexology. “…At S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), we have hence identified old and new ESG trends that will play out in 2017 and beyond – and influence our strategic decision-making. E: Green finance will likely be supported across the investment value chain and bolstered by the Paris Agreement… [more]

Seven-Country Study Producing Results on Valuation of Three Ecosystem Services

3rd February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES).  “Produce from small-scale farms is a mainstay for most Tanzanian households, and the ecosystem services provided by wild pollinators play a central role in their productivity. There is a fear that globally, animal pollinators are decreasing resulting in lower crop yields,… [more]

China to Protect Areas of High Ecological Importance Identified by Stanford Researchers

2nd February 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Stanford News.  “China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog. And the country’s population is 1.4 billion people and growing. At least to the rest of the world, China isn’t known as a leader in environmental mindfulness. Research from Gretchen Daily, professor… [more]