Environmental Accounts Promise Big Changes for Water & Forests in Australia

20th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This podcast was originally published on ABC Radio.  “As Australia’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened and environmental pressures continue to get worse, it’s long been proposed that part of the solution is valuing ‘natural capital’ — things like clean air, water, healthy soils and environmental assets like forests. A framework for a national system of environmental… [more]

Integrating Multiple Wetland Values into Decision-Making

20th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This brief was developed by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Policy Recommendations:  To achieve wise use, and for wetlands to contribute fully to sustainable development, policy-makers and practitioners (such as site managers) should recognize the multiple values of wetlands, and reflect them in their decisions, policies and actions. Assessments of the multiple values of wetlands must… [more]

Meet the Latest Recruit to the UK Flood Defence Team: the Beaver

18th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published by the Guardian. “Beavers could be put to work building dams to stop a village from flooding in the Forest of Dean, in what would be the first such scheme on government land.The Forestry Commission has been an enthusiastic advocate for the release of a family of beavers into a large… [more]

A Global Meta-Analysis of the Value of Ecosystem Services Provided by Lakes

12th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecological Economics.  Highlights: We conduct the first meta-analysis on the value of ecosystem services provided by lakes. We analyze results of 133 studies, offering a total of 699 values. We show that antagonisms and synergies across ecosystem services are perceived and valued by people. “This study presents the first… [more]

The Human Relationship to Natural Capital

11th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Sustainability Hub Norway. “Throughout time, humanity has affected the natural world. Though partly a symbiotic relationship, it is obvious that as early humans (be it Homo Neanderthalensis, Homo Erectus or Homo Sapiens) spread, they changed the lay of the land and the prevalence of species. There is historical proof… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]