Climate Change

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]

Natural Capital Protocol Shapes Yorkshire Water’s Asset & Land Management Strategies

7th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This article was originally published on the World Forum on Natural Capital.  “Yorkshire Water is one of the UK’s largest water companies, providing 5 million domestic customers and 140,000 businesses with 1.3 billion litres of clean water every day. To do this, it’s vital that we manage our 671 treatment works, 83,000km of pipework and… [more]

Indonesia to host 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

6th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Center for International Forestry Research.  “Indonesia has announced that it will host the third Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit next year. The announcement took place last week in Bonn, Germany, where thousands of negotiators, policymakers, researchers, journalists and campaigners had gathered for global climate talks at COP23. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment… [more]

Climate Change Imperils One in Four Natural Heritage Sites: Report

6th December 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands—nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed,… [more]

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia & the Pacific

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Asian Development Blog.  “Earlier this year, ADB released A Region at Risk, a major report on the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific. While the study focuses on the impact of warming on socio-economic systems, Asia’s natural ecosystems will also feel the impacts. The vulnerability of the… [more]

The Amazon Effect: How Deforestation is Starving São Paulo of Water

5th December 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe. Jerson Kelman, president of water company Sabesp, told Guardian Cities he felt a duty… [more]