Water

Looking to Nature for Solutions

19th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nature News & Views. “As a climate solution, nature should  be a no-brainer. Forests and other  ecosystems store carbon, harbour  biodiversity, regulate rainfall, sustain  livelihoods, support water and food security, and buffer communities from climate  change impacts. They are ubiquitous, self- replicating, and need little maintenance or  technological development. And yet the  adoption of natural climate solutions… [more]

Why Small Ponds Have Enormous Value

4th January 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published at SwissInfo. “Ponds may not seem as glamorous as rushing rivers or majestic lakes, but they’re indispensable when it comes to biodiversity and ecosystem health. In Switzerland natural ponds have all but vanished with the rise of agricultural intensification. Only 12 kilometres to the east of the bustling city of… [more]

U.S. Military is Using Oyster Reefs as Living ‘Speed Bumps’ to Protect Naval Bases Against Storms

4th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Daily Mail.  Around the U.S. and the world, oyster reefs being planted as storm-protection ‘Living shorelines’ of oyster reefs are better and cheaper than other methods Experts say the oyster reefs help blunt the force of incoming storm waves “Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some… [more]

China’s ‘Sponge Cities’ Are Turning Streets Green to Combat Flooding

4th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Replacing concrete pavements with wetlands, green rooftops and rain gardens means stormwater is absorbed back into the land, making water work for the city instead of against it. A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street. In the Lingang district, pavements are lined with… [more]

International Paper: Valuing Water With the Natural Capital Protocol

18th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Protocol Case Studies

This case study was originally published on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.  “International Paper (IP) is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. We create value for our stakeholders by: sustaining forests, investing in people, improving our planet, creating innovative products and delivering inspired performance. Maintaining healthy watersheds… [more]

Attitudes to Natural Capital, Resource Sustainability & Agritech

14th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This report was produced by National Australia Bank (NAB).  “Natural capital refers to the natural assets on which our economy depends. It includes the natural resources themselves, the physical, biological and chemical systems that support them, and the services they provide – things like clean water, energy, food and fibre, healthy air, climate regulation. The frame… [more]