Climate Change

“Investors Are Now Screening Business For A Social Purpose”

25th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Farm Online.  “Investors are now screening business for a social purpose and their interest in sustainability goes further where agriculture is concerned. Environmental economist James Bentley, from National Australia Bank, used that fact as one of many arguments for Australia’s beef industry to move towards scientific and collaborative measurement… [more]

How Planting Trees Can Protect Cocoa Plants Against Climate Change

21st May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Conversation.  “Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions – attributed in large part to climate change. Chocolate, one of the most popular and widely consumed… [more]

Global Insurance Industry Steps Up to Turn Ocean Risk Into Resilience

21st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on NewsDeeply. “At the Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda, experts gathered to advance a new model for how insurance and reinsurance companies can leverage their products and balance sheets to restore marine ecosystems and slow climate change impacts. When Hurricane Irma smashed into the British Virgin Islands last September at speeds… [more]

Lives In the Balance As UN Debates Climate Finance To Transition to Green Economy

10th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Behind wrangling at UN climate talks over financial aid for poor countries dealing with increasingly extreme weather and bracing for worse to come, real-world projects that can save livelihoods—and sometimes lives -– are queued up, waiting for approval and money. Rich countries are slowly opening the spigots to… [more]

Any Way You Look At It, Biodiversity Is A Sound Investment

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

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]

Mangroves, Mapping & Community Buy-In Help Mozambique Tackle Extreme Weather Events

8th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Thompson Reuters Foundation.  “Mozambique not only has one of Africa’s longest coastlines; it is also the final destination for at least nine transnational rivers. That makes it a hostage to geography, says Manuel de Araujo, the mayor of Quelimane, a port city of 450,000 people that lies about 1,000 kilometres (623… [more]