Systems Approach

Why We Must Move From Measuring Only Impacts to Also Measuring Dependencies on the Natural World

24th November 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

This article was originally published on Raconteur. The way businesses, governments and individuals assess their relationships to nature has been rapidly evolving over the past half century, and this awareness has surged in the last decade  “In the mid-20th century, the burgeoning impacts of humanity on the natural world were becoming increasingly evident. A tipping point was… [more]

Semi-Natural Habitats Support Biological Control, Pollination & Soil Conservation in Europe. A Review

26th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published on SpringerLink. “Abstract: Semi-natural habitats are integral to most agricultural areas and have the potential to support ecosystem services, especially biological control and pollination by supplying resources for the invertebrates providing these services and for soil conservation by preventing erosion and run-off. Some habitats are supported through agri-environment scheme funding in… [more]

Water Security, Risk, & Economic Growth: Insights from a Dynamical Systems Model

10th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on Wiley Online Library.  “Abstract: Investments in the physical infrastructure, human capital, and institutions needed for water resources management have been noteworthy in the development of most civilisations. These investments affect the economy in two distinct ways: (i) by improving the factor productivity of water in multiple economic sectors, especially those… [more]