Case Studies

Saltmarshes, Ecosystem Services, & An Evolving Policy Landscape: A Case Study of Wales, UK

23rd March 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Marine Policy.  “Abstract: Coastal areas are facing increasing pressures, resulting in unprecedented levels of change that require an adaptive and flexible governance system. Through its devolved powers, governance in Wales has undergone significant change, with new legislation providing ‘world-leading’ and ‘innovative’ approaches to a range of social, economic and environmental… [more]

Private Sector & Natural Capital: The Business Case for Natural Capital Assessment

22nd March 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by the Global Nature Fund (GNF).  “In its new publication “The Business Case for Natural Capital Assessment”, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) highlights the different triggers for companies to assess their natural capital. The advantages and diverse applications of this tool are exemplified by means of international developments and practical examples.… [more]

Natural Capital Accounting of Soils for the U.N. System of Environmental Economic Accounts (UN SEEA) With Satellites

19th March 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in European Commission Joint Research Centre. “Soils provide, and support, a range of functions that are vital to society and the performance of the earth system. A major challenge is to identify, and account for, ‘soil change’ and the contribution or impact this has on ecosystem service delivery. One way to… [more]

A New Type of Insurance Could Protect Coral Reefs, Economies & the Planet

12th March 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Swiss Re.  “A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs has been announced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico. Swiss Re is proud to have supported the design of this new product which will not only help the conservation and swift restoration of the reef, if… [more]

Modelling Better Business: Nestlé Trials Natural Capital Premium with UK Dairy Farmers

18th February 2018
Published under: Case Studies

This report is a product of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).  “In 2017, leading global food company Nestlé launched a UK trial with 99 farmers in Cumbria and Ayrshire in response to growing pressures on the natural capital which underpins its business. Each farmer chooses from a range of practical interventions, which Nestlé identified with… [more]

Swiss Farmers “Paid for Biodiversity”

29th January 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the BBC.  “UK farmers will no longer receive subsidies after Brexit but instead get payments for “public goods” such as planting meadows and boosting access to the countryside under proposals from Environment Secretary Michael Gove. No one is quite sure yet exactly how it will work. But one country,… [more]