Enabling Environment

Sustainable Use of Nature is Good for the Economy

16th September 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this ‘natural capital’ is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity. Businesses, civic organisations and governments are therefore looking for sustainable ways to profit from natural capital,… [more]

Food Production Target Under Fire from Chair of the Natural Capital Committee

16th September 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

“A senior academic and Government adviser has attacked the NFU’s stated goal of increasing domestic food production, in the ongoing debate over the direction of farming policy post-Brexit. Professor Dieter Helm of the University of Oxford is chair of the Natural Capital Committee, set up to advise the Government, and author of several books on… [more]

Canada’s Natural Capital Lab is Recruiting Participants!

15th September 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment

The Natural Capital Lab is a collaborative initiative to shape and align how we account for natural capital in Canada. Over the next four years NCL will provide a platform for ongoing experimentation and innovation leading to tangible breakthroughs that accelerate Canada’s transition to a sustainable economy. To achieve this, the Lab is bringing together… [more]

The Caribbean Sea Offers a Bright Blue Future, if Only we Value it

15th September 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

  “For many people, the thought of spending time sitting on a white sandy beach, besides the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea, would be their perfect idea of a vacation. For the countries of the Caribbean region, however, the sea is much more than a place for leisure and relaxation. The sea is literally… [more]

Tata Group’s Adoption of the Natural Capital Protocol: Indicative of Sustainability Leadership

15th September 2016
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

“…“Four Tata companies have made it to the top 10 of the Futurescape rankings. The Tata Group was also ranked first in a recent sustainability leadership survey conducted across Asia for advancing the sustainable development agenda. The UN system’s set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) is now being woven into the development frameworks of… [more]

Kenya Commits to Restore 5.1 million Hectares of Land Based on New National Opportunity Maps

15th September 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

“The African continent has the largest landscape restoration opportunity of any in the world – but each country has to lead the way and drive action on the ground. Today, Kenya announced a significant commitment to restore 5.1 million hectares of land, nearly 9 percent of its total landmass. The amount of land Kenya committed… [more]