Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

Natural Climate Solutions

30th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in PNAS.  “Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 °C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of “natural climate solutions” (NCS): 20 conservation, restoration, and/or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]

Beyond Compensation: the Insurance Industry’s Role in Climate Resilience

17th August 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Business Insurance.  “Nearly 2,000 disclosures to a climate questionnaire issued last year by CDP, a London-based organization that works with shareholders and corporations to disclose greenhouse gas emissions, revealed that one in five companies rely on insurance as a part of their climate change risk management strategy, not just… [more]

How Do We Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet? – The Land-Sparing x Land-Sharing Debate

19th July 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science Blog.  “As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival. Agriculture contributes one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, uses 70% of freshwater resources, and harms wildlife through conversion and fragmentation of biodiversity-rich… [more]

Open Source GIS Tools Helping To Save Mangrove Forests

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Directions Magazine.  “At the end of the Baja Peninsula between the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit lies the Marismas Nacionales,or National Marshes, the largest intact mangrove forest on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The ecosystem services provided by these hundreds of square miles of mangrove forests are important to… [more]

Life Cycle Assessment Needs Predictive Spatial Modelling for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (Webinar)

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Natural Capital Coalition

This is a special recording of the Natural Capital’s Operation Group call held on 29th June 2017. The Operations Group encourages the knowledge exchange and collaboration across the business and natural capital community and to promote and develop best practice. During this call, Becky Chaplin-Kramer, Lead Scientist, from the Natural Capital Project discussed a recent… [more]