Enabling Environment

The Growing Case for Conservation Finance

10th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Environmental Finance.  “Conservation finance may appear to be one of the most esoteric investment niches, but experimentation and innovation is giving way to proof of concept – attracting a growing number of institutional investors along the way. Mark Nicholls reports. It’s widely understood that a large gulf exists between… [more]

UN Report Acknowledges Healthy Ecosystems as Human Right for the First Time

10th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on International Union for Conservation of Nature.  “This is the first-ever UN report acknowledging that the loss of  biodiversity undermines human rights, for example by reducing agricultural and fisheries outputs, negatively affecting health or removing filters from the water cycle. By conserving biodiversity, states therefore also contribute to the achievement of… [more]

Protecting The Nature Economy Relies On Taking A Long View

10th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Portland Press Herald.  “…As the historically severe drought intensified last fall, affecting more than 1 million Mainers, the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued an advisory asking anglers to go easy on cold-water species like brook trout. Low water levels had left brookies stranded and unable… [more]

Standardization Potential of the Natural Capital Protocol (Independent Research Survey)

6th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

There are many independent research projects centering on the Natural Capital Protocol underway at universities and research institutions around the world. Here we promote a survey: Standardization potential of the Natural Capital Protocol. This survey has been created independently of the Coalition, by a post-graduate student at University of Oldenburg, in Germany. The survey will… [more]

Scottish Natural Capital Asset Index Update Published

6th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital. “Scotland’s plants, animals, air, water and soils – which combine to deliver a wide range of benefits to people – are showing signs of recovery, according to the updated Natural Capital Asset Index released this week. The Natural Capital Asset Index, published by… [more]

Ecological Intensification Key to Stemming Pollinator Decline, Review Shows

5th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.  “…Managing biodiversity for pollinators, the review shows, will lead to enhanced agricultural productivity and help achieve global sustainable development goals aimed at improving food security and sustainable land use – while at the same time halting the loss of valuable habitats for pollinators. The… [more]