Enabling Environment

African Experts Call for Better Use of Natural Wealth to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

12th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Coast Week. “Prudent utilization of Africa’s abundant natural resources from forests, watersheds to wildlife will be central to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the continent, experts said on Monday. Speaking at the 2016 Africa Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference in Nairobi, experts said prosper harnessing of natural… [more]

Forest Value Must Be Defined To Implement Paris Agreement

12th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Blue & Green Tomorrow.  “A new approach to valuing the services provided by nature is the key to protecting the world’s rainforests whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving this is one of the key steps towards transforming the Paris Agreement on climate change into visible action. To meet this goal the High Carbon… [more]

How Climate Change Is Leading to an ‘Ecological Recession’

12th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Time.  “Scientists have published a number of studies observing how plants and animals shift their range slightly toward cooler temperatures in response to global warming. The hope is that even as the global warms, wildlife may be able to adapt simply by moving. But new research published in the… [more]

Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: Prospects and Policy

12th December 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

“Abstract: Meeting the ever-increasing needs of the Earth’s human population without excessively reducing biological diversity is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, suggesting that new approaches to biodiversity conservation are required. One idea rapidly gaining momentum—as well as opposition—is to incorporate the values of biodiversity into decision-making using economic methods. Here, we develop several lines… [more]

The Natural Capital Protocol Recognised by the Council of the European Union

9th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published the European Commission Environment.  “The Council of the European Union, gathered on 17 October 2016 in Luxembourg under Slovak Presidency, officially recognised the Natural Capital Protocol in the Outcome of the Council meeting. In its conclusions, the Council “considers that mainstreaming biodiversity provides new opportunities for all economic sectors, including… [more]

Are We Entering the “Natural Capital Era”?

9th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Pinero Group LLC.  “We are on the threshold of the next era in terms of how we characterize the way we live as a society and operate our economies. Whereas we are familiar with the industrial and technology eras or revolutions, as they are sometimes called, we are… [more]