Enabling Environment

‘Failing to Address Natural Capital Degradation Poses Risks Not Only to Health & Environment, But Also to Economic Growth, & Political & Financial Stability’ – European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The European Sting. “Environmental risks to the economy cannot be ignored. The 2018 annual Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum shows that 5 of the top 10 most likely risks are either environmental, or directly linked to environmental degradation. Extreme weather events, climate change, man-made environmental disasters,… [more]

US Rice Farmers Mimic Lost Wetlands To Give Migrating Birds a Place to Rest

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on KQED.  “…When I met Sheppard in early February, he was purposely adjusting the water levels in his fields — all for the birds. As his dog splashed around in the water, Sheppard kneeled on a levee at a concrete gate, tugging at a few boards of lumber which hold… [more]

How To Retool Our Concept of Value

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on nature. “What we value and how we value it is one of the most contested, misunderstood and important ideas in economics. Economist Mariana Mazzucato’s comprehensive The Value of Everything explores how ideas about what value is, where it comes from and how it should be distributed have changed in the past… [more]

Stockholm Resilience Center & Partners Launch New MOOC: Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking

19th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This text was taken from Stockholm Resilience Center.  “With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, extreme events, and increases in social, economic, and political turbulence, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a fast-changing and often surprise-riddled world. Resilience thinking is more… [more]

Learn From the Best – Award Winning Ruthven Farm Applying the Natural Capital Protocol

18th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Scotland’s Nature.  “Ruthven farm outside Tomintoul has become something of a magnet for journalists and cameras since farmers Jim and Lesley Simmons successfully scooped the 2016 Cairngorms Nature Farm Award and the more recent Food and Farming accolade in the 2017 Nature of Scotland Awards hosted by the RSPB. … [more]

Scaling Up Efforts to Restore Forests

18th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “We are at the cusp of a transformation that is changing societal perspectives and values on our environment. The Bonn Challenge – which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of forest by 2020 – represents a global response to deforestation, land degradation, and climate change. Never mind that… [more]