Why Natural Capital?

The Search for Sustainability in Financial Markets: Carbon Bubbles, Shifting Tectonic Paradigms, and Natural Capital Coalitions

28th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

“This article analyses the issues in the search for greater sustainability in financial markets. Presently one of the greatest challenges facing financial markets are the consequences of climate change. The impact of climate change is direct in financial markets with regard to the trillions of dollars of carbon assets that are now stranded in the… [more]

The Hague (NL): For One Week the Natural Capital of Seven Worlds

28th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn.  “From 21 till 25 November the city of The Hague (Netherlands) seemed the natural capital of the world. The week kicked off with the Policy Forum of the World Bank’s WAVES partnership and the Advisory Panel of the Natural Capital Protocol, hosted by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs… [more]

The Big Green Payoff From Bigger Urban Forests

25th November 2016
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on CityLab. “Plant a tree in a city, and it pays off in dividends. You’ll get carbon sequestered, pollutants and rainfall absorbed, a provision of oxygen, shade and cooling, and psychological boosts to boot. Especially as climate change worsens heat waves (already the world’s leading weather-related cause of death),… [more]

Indigenous Rights Key to Preserving Forests, Climate Change Study Finds

24th November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “The world’s indigenous communities need to be given a bigger role in climate stabilisation, according to a new study that shows at least a quarter of forest carbon is stored on communal land, particularly in Brazil. The research by a group of academic institutions and environmental NGOs… [more]

Tree Islands for Tropical Forest Restoration: Outlook is Rosy After 10 Years

23rd November 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was published on Ecological Restoration.  “Planting tree islands has many of the benefits of larger plantations, but entails significantly less cost. Karen Holl (University of California, Santa Cruz), Leighton Reid (Missouri Botanical Garden), and Zak Zahawi (American University of Beirut) describe recent findings on tree seedling recruitment in a long-term experiment in southern… [more]

Natural Capital in the Amazon: Mapping Nature in the World’s Largest Rainforest

22nd November 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Conservation International. “From oxygen and fresh water to carbon storage, the forests of the Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield provide irreplaceable services to all of humanity. Protecting the forests, rivers, wetlands and other “natural capital” that is the source of these services requires us to know where it is… [more]