Food

A Road Map for Nature-Based Solutions in the Sustainable Development Goals

14th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Landscape News.  “Our planet needs solutions to halt the decline of biodiversity, pollution of waterways, and to meet the nutrition, education and energy needs of a growing population. Such a call to action is at the heart of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a globally agreed set of… [more]

Distilling the Role of Ecosystem Services in the Sustainable Development Goals

4th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights 44 of 169 SDG targets focus directly on improving the environment and human well-being. Surveyed experts judge individual ESs make important contributions to 41 SDG targets. Most ESs are thought to contribute to >3 targets, suggestive of cross-target interactions. Four key ESs accounted for 46% of… [more]

Biocontrol of Common Vole Populations by Avian Predators Versus Rodenticide Application

1st November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in the Polish Journal of Ecology. “Abstract: This paper presents results of a study focused on using the increased predation pressure of avian raptors for biocontrol of local populations of the common vole (Microtus arvalis) in Haná (Czech Republic), a region of traditional agriculture in central Europe. Five raptor perches per… [more]

Climate Change & Marine Fisheries: Least Developed Countries Top Global Index of Vulnerability

23rd October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in PLOS One.  “Abstract: Future impacts of climate change on marine fisheries have the potential to negatively influence a wide range of socio-economic factors, including food security, livelihoods and public health, and even to reshape development trajectories and spark transboundary conflict. Yet there is considerable variability in the vulnerability of… [more]

Natural Capital Accounting & Ecosystem Services Within the Water–Energy–Food Nexus: Local and Regional Contexts

19th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South. “The demand for water, food and energy is steadily increasing with growth expected at 30–50 percent in the next two decades (World Economic Forum, Water Security, The Water, Energy, Food and Climate Change Nexus, 2011). Balancing the elements of the water,… [more]

Nairobi Water Fund: Investing in Water

12th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.  “The Tana River supplies 95 percent of the water for Nairobi’s 4 million residents, and for another 5 million people living in the watershed. It also feeds one of the country’s most important agricultural areas and provides half of the country’s hydropower output. With Nairobi contributing 60… [more]