Carbon Sequestration

Looking to Nature for Solutions

19th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nature News & Views. “As a climate solution, nature should  be a no-brainer. Forests and other  ecosystems store carbon, harbour  biodiversity, regulate rainfall, sustain  livelihoods, support water and food security, and buffer communities from climate  change impacts. They are ubiquitous, self- replicating, and need little maintenance or  technological development. And yet the  adoption of natural climate solutions… [more]

UK Government Pledges £5.7m to Develop New Northern Forest

9th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “The government has pledged £5.7m to kickstart the creation of a northern forest that will stretch from Liverpool to Hull.The plans, which are being led by the Woodland Trust, include the planting of 50m trees along a 120-mile stretch of land running next to the M62. The… [more]

Economic Viability of the National-Scale Forestation Program: The Case of Success in the Republic of Korea

8th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: The Republic of Korea (ROK) succeeded in its goal of national forestation. The economic viability of the forestation program in the ROK was investigated. The net present value and benefit-cost ratio were 54,316 million $ and 5.84. This economic viability was supported by additional measures for… [more]

Mammal Diversity May Increase Carbon Storage in Rainforests

6th December 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Mongabay.  Having a diverse mix of mammals may play a more pivotal role than expected in the carbon cycle of tropical forests, by feeding microbes that lock the carbon from food scraps in the soil. Hundreds of indigenous research technicians collected data for this study across an area roughly… [more]

Plant Respiration Could Become a Bigger Feedback on Climate Than Expected

22nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.  “New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that, as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due… [more]

COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

22nd November 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Mongabay. Highlights:  The presence of the world’s biggest tropical peatland was recently confirmed in Central Africa. It is the size of England and straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). However, conservationists and scientists worry it may be at… [more]