Green Infrastructure

Landscape Greening & Local Creation of Wildflower Strips & Hedgerows Promote Multiple Ecosystem Services

13th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract: The explicit and implicit aims of creating ecological focus areas (EFAs) and implementing greening measures in European agro-ecosystems include the promotion of regulatory ecosystem services (ES) to sustain crop production in conventional cropping systems. However, the extent to which these goals are achieved with… [more]

London Borough of Barnet Corporate Natural Capital Account

13th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by London Borough of Barnet. “In common with all London local authorities, the London Borough of Barnet (LB Barnet) recognises the huge contribution made by green infrastructure to the wellbeing of its residents and the success of its economy. Barnet has always been characterised as a green and leafy borough of low… [more]

The Big Payoff From Restoring Coastal Wetlands When Hurricanes Strike

11th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on News Deeply. Marine scientist Michael Beck says that an analysis of hurricane-related economic losses shows that conserving and restoring coastal reefs, wetlands and mangroves can prevent flooding and save hundreds of millions of dollars. “In just two weeks, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, killing at least 70 people on the Gulf Coast,… [more]

US $1 trillion Infrastructure Plan Program Must Include Green Infrastructure

8th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Minnpost. “Natural assets – “green infrastructure” – can provide communities with invaluable ecosystem services that clean our air, filter our water, mitigate natural disasters and improve our quality of life. The Trump administration has called for a major investment in infrastructure. That includes systems that handle our rainfall and melted snow, such… [more]

Investing in the Ecosystem – The Hindu

4th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Hindu By Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES Bank and Chairman, YES Global Institute.  “In April 2016, while inaugurating the third Asia ministerial conference on tiger conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to nature. Invoking the Buddha, he said, “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness.… [more]

NOAA’s Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database (Resource)

24th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This resource is a product of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Overview Search this online database of literature sources containing information on the effectiveness of green infrastructure to reduce the impacts of coastal hazards, such as inundation and erosion from tropical storms and cyclones, more frequent precipitation events, and sea level… [more]