Below are some of the most popular posts from the Natural Capital Hub in the last week:


Conservation International Names New Executive Team

Conservation International (CI) announced a new executive leadership team today, naming conservation scientist M. Sanjayan chief executive officer. Sanjayan succeeds longtime CEO and co-founder Peter Seligmann, who has led the organization since its founding in 1987 and will remain chairman of CI’s Board. Jennifer Morris, chief operating officer, has been named president and Sebastian Troëng, senior vice president of the Americas Field Division, has been named executive vice president. ​​

New EU Nature Plan Would Protect 18% of Land & 6% of Sea

An action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, unveiled by the Commission Thursday, is aimed at helping European regions reap economic benefits from nature protection. The Plan consists of 15 actions to be carried out by 2019 to rapidly improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives, which are the EU’s flagship nature policies.

Quantifying the Use & Availability of Marine Ecosystem Services for Humans

The seas provide a wealth of ecosystem services that support the economy and human well-being, including food provision, climate regulation, coastal protection from storms, water purification and recreational activities. To date, sustainable management of these services has been hampered by the fact they are difficult to quantify. A JRC-led article published recently in Scientific Reports proposes a new approach to assessing the use and supply of marine ecosystem services, which could provide effective support for Blue Growth and European maritime policies.

Connecting the Dots: How Ecosystem Services Support Adaptation to Climate Change

IISD partners with IUCN to explore the development of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) planning tools.