Greater London Authority Releases Natural Capital Account for London

24th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report was prepared for the Greater London Authority, the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Executive Summary “Context: Londoners live in one of the greenest cities of its size in the world. They have access to an extensive network of public parks and green spaces, though this access varies locally. A greater understanding… [more]

Implementing & Managing Urban Forests: A Much Needed Conservation Strategy to Increase Ecosystem Services & Urban Wellbeing

18th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecological Modelling. Highlights: Megacities are a form of nature, and they host nearly 10% of the human population. Urban tree services include pollution removal, energy savings, and carbon sequestration. Managing urban trees is a nature conservation strategy delivering non-negligible benefits. Benefits from urban forests are modeled and assessed as decreased economic costs. “Abstract: Megacities… [more]

London Borough of Barnet Corporate Natural Capital Account

13th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by London Borough of Barnet. “In common with all London local authorities, the London Borough of Barnet (LB Barnet) recognises the huge contribution made by green infrastructure to the wellbeing of its residents and the success of its economy. Barnet has always been characterised as a green and leafy borough of low… [more]

At Home with Nature: Encouraging Biodiversity in New Housing Developments

6th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. “The London Assembly’s latest report, ‘At Home with Nature: Encouraging biodiversity in new housing developments’ published in Jan 2017, delivers the latest findings from the Housing Committee which scrutinises the Mayor’s role and record in delivering the private, social and affordable homes London needs. There is a risk that London will… [more]

What Can Nature Do For Your City?

24th January 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on AECOM.  “There is a growing call to incorporate green infrastructure within new and existing developments. Natural assets clean the air and water, reduce flood risk, and help regulate climate at both micro and macro scales; they also improve quality of life and raise real estate values accordingly. Green infrastructure… [more]

From Wetlands to Wastelands: Green Capital

23rd September 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

“When London included green infrastructure as part of the core requirements in its Infrastructure Plan 2050 consultation, it signalled the importance of characterising networks of natural and semi-natural features as a form of infrastructure. The idea of “natural capital” is helping to explain to businesses and government how the environment and economy are connected. This… [more]