This article was originally published on Faunalytics. “…To address these issues and more, The UN composed the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which set twenty major targets. These are also known as the Aichi Targets, named after the Japanese Prefecture. This essay could best be described as an economic cost-benefit analysis of meeting the Aichi Targets.… [more]
This article was originally published on Phys.org “High-intensity storms cause billions of pounds of damage every year, and climate change is set to make this worse in future. We already appear to be seeing more frequent and intense windstorms. Ex-hurricane Ophelia and Storm Eleanor both wreaked havoc in the British Isles over the winter, including injuries, power cuts and severe travel delays. It’s not… [more]
The financial institution in brief: eftec is the leading environmental economics consultancy in the UK, supporting investment and management decisions with sound economics since 1992. We have worked on over 500 projects with corporate, public policy and non- governmental clients. We provide a bridge between the academic research and applied work and are considered pioneers… [more]
19th April 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?
This article was originally published on Phys.org “Scientists with the USDA Forest Service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the Nation’s urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing an estimated 36 million trees or approximately 175,000 acres of tree cover annually. Pavement and other impervious cover increased at a… [more]
This article was originally published on Ensia. “Many strategies aimed at mitigating global warming involve huge shifts in human behavior: stop burning coal for electricity, stop driving gas-powered cars, stop destroying rainforests. These are all necessary — and all involve complex political, cultural and socio-economic hurdles for humans. But what if we could also change the behavior of… [more]
This article was originally published on The Amazon Conservation Team. “Secure land rights for indigenous peoples can produce significant social, environmental and economic benefits for local communities and society at large. In the nation of Colombia, in recent years, local indigenous organizations, the international community, and the government have joined forces to achieve significant advances in the… [more]