Impacts & Dependencies

UK Labour Party Vows to Factor Climate Change Risk into Economic Forecasts

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “The risk posed by climate change would be factored into projections from the government’s independent economic forecaster if Labour took office, the shadow chancellor will announce on Tuesday. John McDonnell will highlight the human and economic costs of manmade climate change, calling it the “greatest single public challenge” and say… [more]

Miners Urged to Take Heed of Natural Capital Protocol Framework

13th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published on Mining Weekly.  “The recently released Natural Capital Protocol promises to give business a new appreciation of the ecosystem services on which they rely, states independent engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting. The protocol was developed by a global multistakeholder group representing business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia and policymakers. SRK Consulting South Africa environmental scientist Paul Jorgensen explains that the protocol offers a standardising framework for… [more]

Operationalising Ecosystem Services for Effective Management of Protected Areas: Experiences & Challenges

2nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: We implemented 41 PES in 21 Natura 2000 sites in Italy. Stakeholder involvement was important to implement PES. We evaluated management effectiveness before and after the implementation of PES. PES increased the management effectiveness of Natura 2000 sites. We discuss general challenges of operationalising ES in… [more]

Full Cost Accounting – FAO

31st October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

“Sustainability measurement is increasingly pursued through capital accounting, including natural capital, social capital and ESG analysis. Increasingly, companies seek to understand the non-financial factors that improve risk management and unlock new opportunities, investors are interested to  secure stronger returns on their investments, and governments are looking for ways to translate the Sustainable Development Goals into actionable measures to improve performance. Full-cost accounting (also referred… [more]

Natural Capital Assessment for Trenchless Pipe Laying – Global Nature Fund

31st October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

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Grenada Expects Blue Economy Will Double its GDP

30th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on SeafoodSource. “At the end of September, the World Bank approved a USD 6.3 million grant (EUR 5.4 million), financed by the Global Environmental Facility, “to support Eastern Caribbean policy-makers in identifying smart policies to harness the ocean and all its natural assets, and prepare for a successful transition to… [more]