Asia

Forest Loss Leads to Local Climate Change Effect in Borneo

4th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Landscape News.  “If you have ever perspired under the sun in the tropics and then experienced the welcome crispness of the shade offered by the leafy boughs of a tree, the focus of a new study by scientists at the University of Queensland and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences clearly linking forest loss… [more]

Working to Protect Myanmar’s Natural Wealth

1st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on WWF. “…He, for example, wants investors to know nature matters so they think twice before funding projects to build roads through pristine forests that are home to tigers, elephants and other iconic wildlife. Or funding poorly-constructed hydropower dams in rivers that are the source of drinking water for hundreds… [more]

Trucost Expands Environmental Analysis of Japan’s Listed Companies in Response to Growing Demand

11th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally published on Trucost.  “Coverage broadened to more than 1,500 businesses representing 98% of Japan’s market capitalization TOKYO, APR 10, 2018: Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, has expanded its environmental analysis of Japan’s listed companies to more than 1,500 companies. For the first time, investors can assess the carbon emissions,… [more]

Collaboration to Protect Biodiversity Hotspot in the Greater Mekong

11th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Global Environment Facility (GEF). “The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River basin that includes parts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and China. Covering over 1 million square miles, the GMS is home to more than 300 million people, and… [more]

Natural Capital Case Study: Kering Gets to the Bottom of its Supply Chain

9th April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ethical Corp.  “The luxury fashion house’s pioneering accounting has contributed to the Natural Capital Protocol and enabled the group to work out where to focus its sustainability efforts. Angeli Mehta reports Kering, the French home of luxury brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent, pioneered environmental profit and loss (EP&L)… [more]

If All 131 Mekong Dams Go Ahead, Lower Mekong Economy Could Be Set Back A ‘Staggering’ $7.3 billion Over Next Fifty Years

29th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Interpreter. “The great biodiversity and precious resources of the Mekong are increasingly endangered by the rush to dam one of the world’s great rivers. A total of 11 mainstream dams and 120 dams on tributaries are planned, which scientists warn will imperil the already fragile river system. Recent… [more]