Construction

China’s ‘Sponge Cities’ Are Turning Streets Green to Combat Flooding

4th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Replacing concrete pavements with wetlands, green rooftops and rain gardens means stormwater is absorbed back into the land, making water work for the city instead of against it. A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street. In the Lingang district, pavements are lined with… [more]

Embedding the Natural Capital Approach in the Built Environment

15th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

These presentations were originally published on the Natural Capital Initiative.   “Building on last year’s successful event “Beyond Concepts”, this interactive workshop went beyond strategy to consider how the natural capital approach can be implemented within the built environment sector, and identify the practical steps needed to embed this approach on the ground. Presentations Natural capital in action… [more]

Natural Capital Assessment for Trenchless Pipe Laying – Global Nature Fund

31st October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

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Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Skanska

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The company helps finance, design, construct and maintain buildings including schools, offices and hospitals and infrastructure such as roads and rail. Within its 2020 ’Accounting for Sustainability’ strategy, Skanska UK set the ambitious target of embedding the natural capital… [more]

The Economist Explains Why There is a Shortage of Sand

24th April 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Economist. “Sand is in high demand. In some parts of the world, people are going to increasingly great lengths to get their hands on the golden grains. A “sand mafia” in India intimidates locals in order to extract and transport the material. In Morocco and the Caribbean, thieves… [more]

Communicating the Natural Capital Benefits of Built Asset Design

16th January 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

This text was provided by Sir Robert McAlpine. Leading UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine and Hammerson Plc, a major owner, manager and developer of retail property, have been working to encourage the uptake of Natural Capital Accounting within the UK construction industry. The companies jointly published a report in collaboration with Trucost… [more]