Carbon Sink

How Carbon Farming Could Halt Climate Change

23rd August 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The New Food Economy.  Soil holds more carbon than the atmosphere and all vegetation combined. But who’s going to convince more farmers to farm with carbon levels in mind? “We can’t say we weren’t warned. For years, scientists have argued that human civilization must prevent the planet’s average annual temperature… [more]

The Value of a Peatland

5th July 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Trans-Disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands. “For many, blissfully rambling across a peatland, exhilarated by the abundance of wide open space, rich aromas of myrtle and musical calls of wading birds, the experience is priceless. Yet, a lack of recognition of the true costs associated with the services provided by peatlands in… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Novartis

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Novartis is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by both market cap and sales. Novartis develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products, providing solutions for patients worldwide. The company operates in the segments of innovative pharmaceuticals, eyecare, generics, vaccines/diagnostics and consumer health. Why a… [more]

Carbon Sinking – Congo Peatland Stores 30 billion Tonnes of Carbon

28th April 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Corporate Knights.  “On the border of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo lies the largest tropical peatland in the world, according to new field research completed by a U.K.-Congolese research team. Simon Lewis and Greta Dargie, from the University of Leeds and University… [more]

Clarifying the Role of Coastal & Marine Systems in Climate Mitigation

6th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper is a product of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Highlights: Coastal wetlands sequester substantial amounts of carbon, mostly in soils Interest in the climate benefits of coastal wetlands has drawn attention to how other components of marine ecosystems might play a role in climate mitigation Coral reefs, kelp, and marine fauna, while… [more]

Earth’s Vegetation is Grabbing More Carbon from Air than in Previous Decades – Study

9th November 2016
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “New findings suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere has plateaued in recent years because Earth’s vegetation is grabbing more carbon from the air than in previous decades. That’s the conclusion of a new multi-institutional study led by a scientist from the Department of… [more]