This guidance document was originally published by the European Commission


“The Commission has published two new guidance documents implementing the Commission’s  action plan for nature, people and the economy. The new tools are intended to help planners, policymakers and businesses solve socio-economic challenges, while also protecting and restoring Europe’s nature.

The EU Guidance document on ecosystems and their services in decision-making (part 1part 2part 3) highlights the wide range of benefits that flow from nature, and possible ways to take better account of these benefits in policy, planning and business investment decisions….”

The guidance document includes a chapter titled ‘Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services in Business Decision Making’, which includes the subchapter ‘A stepwise approach: the Natural Capital Protocol’ which lays out the Protocol framework and its Finance Sector Supplement.

Read on and access the document at: European Commission.