Carbon Sequestration

New Study Shows We’ve Been Underestimating Nature’s Role in Tackling Climate Change

10th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.  “Though his business card says Director of Forest Carbon Science at The Nature Conservancy, Bronson Griscom introduces himself as an ecological accountant. Griscom radiates an optimism somewhat rare in seasoned environmentalists, especially when he discusses the “carbon economy” of nature: the everyday role that trees, grasslands and coastal… [more]

Indonesians Plant Trees to Nurse Seagrass Back to Health in Wakatobi

2nd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Mongabay.  Highlights: Long understudied and misunderstood, seagrass is now being recognized for its importance around the world as a carbon sink but also as an essential part of people’s daily lives. But it is also being lost at an incredibly fast rate, equal to the loss of rainforests, according… [more]

Agroforestry Systems of High Nature & Cultural Value in Europe: Provision of Commercial Goods & Other Ecosystem Services

17th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

 This paper was originally published in Agroforestry Systems.  “Abstract: Land use systems that integrate woody vegetation with livestock and/or crops and are recognised for their biodiversity and cultural importance can be termed high nature and cultural value (HNCV) agroforestry. In this review, based on the literature and stakeholder knowledge, we describe the structure, components and management… [more]

Implementing & Managing Urban Forests: A Much Needed Conservation Strategy to Increase Ecosystem Services & Urban Wellbeing

18th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecological Modelling. Highlights: Megacities are a form of nature, and they host nearly 10% of the human population. Urban tree services include pollution removal, energy savings, and carbon sequestration. Managing urban trees is a nature conservation strategy delivering non-negligible benefits. Benefits from urban forests are modeled and assessed as decreased economic costs. “Abstract: Megacities… [more]

Seagrasses Help Fight Climate Change in Norway

13th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on GRID-ARENDAL. “Human activity releases 9.9 Gt of carbon every year. That’s 9,900,000,000 tonnes – equivalent to emissions from 2 billion passenger cars for one year. For perspective, there are just over a billion cars on the road in the world today. What is the atmosphere doing with all of this… [more]

Are Seagrass Meadows the Key to Carbon Storage?

5th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Particle.  “Under the sea exists a lifeform vital to the health of marine ecosystems and beneficial to humans. It’s not sharks, which keep food chains in balance. And it’s not coral reefs, which are the most biodiverse marine ecosystems. It’s grass. Well, seagrass. Which is a flowering plant, more like a… [more]