Why Natural Capital?

Protecting Nature is Critical to Maintain Global Security

18th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Conservation International.  “…One of the most interesting ideas of the day came from my friend Richard Haass, the president of CFR and a CI board member. During the symposium’s closing session, Richard admitted that several decades ago, when he was examining the dangerous mix of security threats, he did not… [more]

Insurers See Smoldering Risk After California’s Worst Wildfire

18th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Scientific American.  “…Home insurance is one of the first places that average people feel the pinch of climate change. Wildfires in urban areas are causing new levels of destruction. In the past year, six burns entered the list of California’s 20 most damaging fires. …Home and farm insurers in… [more]

On World Food Day, WWF Warns of the Dramatic Impact of Overfished Oceans on People

17th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “On World Food Day, WWF warns against the dramatic impact of overfished oceans on people around the globe. Currently, 33 percent of fish stocks are overfished (in the Mediterranean it is 85 percent) with a further 60 percent at maximum capacity with no possibility to increase catches without… [more]

Louisville, Kentucky Launches A “Controlled Study of Nature as a Medical Intervention”

17th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn’t known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it has recently become home to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between environmentalists, city leaders and public health professionals. The Green Heart Project, funded in part by the United… [more]

A Two Degree Temperature Increase In The Last 40 Years Has Reduced Puerto Rico’s Insect Population By 60-fold

16th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “While temperatures in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico have climbed two degrees Celsius since the mid-1970s, the biomass of arthropods—invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs—has declined by as much as 60-fold, according to new findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of… [more]

How Finance Can Contribute to Sustainable Landscapes

15th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published by IUCN NL.  “Mainstream economic actors do not sufficiently recognize the interdependency of financial capital and the underlying social and natural capitals. But the tide is turning. On September 19, IUCN NL convened over 100 people to bridge the gap between natural and financial capital. Using insights from the past… [more]