Enabling Environment

Environment and Biodiversity: Priorities for Protecting Natural Capital and Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

28th October 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This work is divided in three parts. The first is an assessment of the present state of performance in the management of the environment and the natural capital of the region. This section will identify the primary threats to sustainability and the challenges that the region faces in order to overcome them. In the second… [more]

How Boards Can Create Resilient Business Models

28th October 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Scottish Forum on Natural Capital. Key points Leading businesses are increasingly focusing on a more holistic view of their business activity and realising that they are creating value beyond their financial numbers. Businesses need to recognise their environmental impact and dependencies to assess the risks to the long term sustainability… [more]

How New York Gets Its Water

26th October 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The New York Times.  Revelations about tainted water have sparked worry across the country. The New York Times decided to look at how the nation’s largest municipal water supplier delivers what has been called the champagne of drinking water to 9.5 million people. “The Catskill/Delaware watershed, which extends 125 miles… [more]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

TEEB for Agriculture & Food Update – October 2016

25th October 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

‘TEEB for Agriculture & Food’ is currently initiating the report-writing process for its first major technical report on Scientific and Economic Foundations, and reaching out to the community-at-large for contributions, both in terms of time and knowledge. An annotated structure (‘wireframe’) has been developed – thanks to the energy, commitment and support of the experts that… [more]

Bringing Back Nature to Cities Is Good For Plants, Animals and Humans

25th October 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ensia.  “The North Saskatchewan River winds through the center of Edmonton, its waters and the surrounding landscape forming a green spine that spreads a network of ravines out into nearby neighborhoods. Since 1904, when the Canadian city was incorporated, it has prioritized this river ecosystem. But the city is growing… [more]

Nature is Priceless — So Let’s Value It

24th October 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ensia.  “Have you ever paid more to buy something labeled “organic” because you thought it was the right thing to do for nature? Looked for a “recycled” or Forest Stewardship Council label on a paper product? Paid a fee to visit a national park? If so, you know what… [more]