Infrastructure

Asian Development Bank Calls for Green Financing Mechanisms

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Dawn.  “The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific. In a report released on Tuesday, the ADB highlighted the constraints for developing a large pipeline of bankable green infrastructure projects… [more]

Integrating Ecosystem Services Supply Potential from Future Land-Use Scenarios in Protected Area Management: A Bangladesh Case Study

31st August 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights Limited capacity and infrastructure make protected area (PA) management difficult. PA managers can use ecosystem services (ES) framework and spatially explicit tool. We demonstrate the potential of ecosystem services framework in PA management. We found a relatively higher supply of different ES from LULC within the… [more]

Managing Climate Change: Lessons from the U.S. Navy – Harvard Business Review

14th July 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Harvard Business Review. “The United States Navy operates on the front lines of climate change. It manages tens of billions of dollars of assets on every continent and on every ocean. Those assets—ships, submarines, aircraft, naval bases, and the technology that links everything together—take many years to design and… [more]

Which is the World’s Most Biodiverse City?

7th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Never before have we lived in such an urban world. Asphalt and concrete extend themselves over the earth, water disappears underground and steel and glass sparkle under the sun. Urban expansion is one of the chief characteristics of the freshly minted Anthropocene era. Yet hunters still leave the… [more]

How to Deliver Natural Capital & Ecosystem Benefits for Transport Infrastructure

4th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on LinkedIn.  “Safety, cost, capacity and reliability are permanent priorities for transport infrastructure managers. The need for innovation, for new and better ways to ensure that transport infrastructure delivers the services required by society, in a sustainable way, has never been greater. There is increasing weight of evidence that natural… [more]

Built Structures and Natural Systems (Video)

28th June 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

Bruce Dunn, Principal Environment Specialist at Asian Development Bank discusses infrastructure projects and how to include nature in developmental decision making in this 5 minute video.  “Built structures such as dams, roads, and flood control works bring social and economic benefits. However, they can also significantly affect ecosystems. They can, for instance, impact fisheries by blocking… [more]