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Estudio de caso de Nespresso: Aplicación del Protocolo de Capital Natural en Colombia, de IFC y la Coalición de Capital Natural

22nd January 2018
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

Nestlé Nespresso aplicó el Protocolo de Capital Natural para comprender mejor la eficacia de sus esfuerzos por hacer que su cadena de suministro de café en Colombia sea resiliente y sostenible Nestlé Nespresso aplicó el Protocolo de Capital Natural (Protocolo) en Colombia –zona altamente relevante en la operativa de la compañía- para evaluar los impactos… [more]

Nespresso Case Study: IFC & Natural Capital Coalition Colombia Application of the Natural Capital Protocol

22nd January 2018
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

Nestlé Nespresso applied the Natural Capital  Protocol to better understand the effectiveness of its efforts to make its Colombian coffee supply chain resilient and sustainable.  Nestlé Nespresso applied the Natural Capital Protocol (Protocol) in Colombia – a major operational geography – in order to assess the impacts and dependencies of its operations on the natural… [more]

Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Services: Current Status and Future Opportunities for the Study of Bees and Pollination-Related Services

19th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Current Forestry Reports.  “Abstract: An unprecedented array of observing systems, coupled with ever increasing computing capacity, makes this a golden era for ecologists to study and quantify ecosystem services using remote sensing technology. Here, we review recent studies that utilize remote sensing to understand the supply and demand of ecosystem… [more]

A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture

18th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Earth’s Future.  “Abstract: Though urban agriculture (UA), defined here as growing of crops in cities, is increasing in popularity and importance globally, little is known about the aggregate benefits of such natural capital in built-up areas. Here, we introduce a quantitative framework to assess global aggregate ecosystem services from existing… [more]

Coffee Grown Next To Forested Areas Benefits from Increased Rates of Pollination

10th January 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Eco-Business.  “…“At a time when agricultural production is threatened by climate change, the ecosystem services provided by forests—in this case, pollination—can help farmers cope and adapt,” says Bruno Locatelli, an expert on ecosystem services and climate change adaptation at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a co-author of the study.… [more]

The Latest Cutting-Edge Technology Changing Our Landscapes? Trees

9th January 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  The UK has been slow to embrace agroforestry, fearing trees compete for valuable space and water. In fact they can increase crop diversity as well as profits, as two pioneering Cambridgeshire farmers have found “Most people round here think it’s pretty normal for the earth to just… [more]