Decision Making

Integrating Multiple Wetland Values into Decision-Making

20th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This brief was developed by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Policy Recommendations:  To achieve wise use, and for wetlands to contribute fully to sustainable development, policy-makers and practitioners (such as site managers) should recognize the multiple values of wetlands, and reflect them in their decisions, policies and actions. Assessments of the multiple values of wetlands must… [more]

Natural Capital Accounts & Public Policy Decisions: Findings From a Survey

18th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecological Economics “Abstract: There have been many initiatives and policy commitments in natural capital accounting in the recent years. Based on a survey for statistical offices, ministries and independent experts worldwide, we provide some preliminary evidence that there is very little use of natural capital accounts for public policy decisions… [more]

Characterizing Coastal Ecosystem Service Trade-offs with Future Urban Development in a Tropical City

15th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in: Environmental Management.  “With rapid urbanization in the coastal zone and increasing habitat losses, it is imperative to understand how urban development affects coastal biodiversity and ecosystem service provision. Furthermore, it is important to understand how habitat fragments can best be incorporated into broader land use planning and coastal management,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]

African Countries Lead on Natural Capital Accounting – World Bank

5th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This video was produced by by the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, Conservation International, and WAVES. “Natural capital — including resources like water, forests, fisheries, rivers and wildlife — represents a critical asset, especially for lower income countries, where it makes up a significant share of total wealth. However, the full contribution of natural capital is not captured… [more]

Spatial Multi-Scale Relationships of Ecosystem Services: A Case Study Using a Geostatistical Methodology

30th August 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in: NatureResearch Scientific Reports. “Abstract: Adequately understanding the spatial multi-scale relationships of ecosystem services (ES) is an important step for environmental management decision-making. Here, we used spatially explicit methods to estimate five critical ES (nitrogen and phosphorous purifications, crop production, water supply and soil retention) related to non-point source (NPS) pollution… [more]