Comprehending the Multiple ‘Values’ of Green Infrastructure – Valuing Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Management from Multiple Perspectives

15th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Research.  “Highlights:  We compare different attempts to evaluate the benefits of urban greening options. Economic valuations of different hypothetical development scenarios are reported. Two schemes incorporating Nature Based Solutions were assessed for viability. Developer profits were reduced despite residents’ willingness to pay for greening. Developers are unlikely to… [more]

Mechanisms & Risk of Cumulative Impacts to Coastal Ecosystem Services: An Expert Elicitation Approach

24th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nereus Program.  “Coastal ecosystems are among some of the most populated ecosystems on earth. Human activities degrade and convert coastal ecosystems through infrastructure development, resource extraction, and tourism, among other anthropogenic activities. There is an urgency to gain a comprehensive understanding of how human activities/stressors impact coastal ecosystems and… [more]

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]