Decision Making

The Relationship between Social Value Principles and the Natural Capital Protocol

16th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This discussion paper was developed by Social Value UK.  “Approaches to understanding and valuing social and environmental value have evolved considerably in recent years. Two principal frameworks are Social Value International’s Social Value Framework, which primarily focuses on social value, and the Natural Capital Coalition’s Protocol, which primarily focuses on natural capital. By understanding these… [more]

Making the Most of a Nation’s Natural Assets

8th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Herald.  “On November 27 and 28, Edinburgh will host the World Forum on Natural Capital for the third successive time. For the uninitiated, natural capital is defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things that make human life possible. At… [more]

EU and China Deepen Collaboration on Environmental Policies & Natural Capital Accounting

7th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally released on “On 1 November 2017 the Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched the new project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” in Beijing. The EU and China’s economic prosperity are underpinned by their natural capital, i.e. its biodiversity, including ecosystems that provide essential… [more]

Natural Capital Assessment for Trenchless Pipe Laying – Global Nature Fund

31st October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

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Future Impacts of Drivers of Change on Wetland Ecosystem Services in Colombia

30th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Global Environmental Change. Highlights:  We assessed the capacity of 19 wetland types to deliver ecosystem services. We identified major drivers of land-use change and their impacts on wetlands. Wetland decision-making may be improved by utilizing national ES maps provided by knowledgeable experts. Stakeholder participation should be considered as the next… [more]

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Land Degradation: IPBES Launching 5 Major Assessments

26th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Science Mag.  “Major new assessments of the state of biodiversity, ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people will be presented to representatives of 127 Governments for approval in March, 2018. Prepared by more than 550 leading experts from more than 100 countries working with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity… [more]