Perception

Natural Capital: How Can We Overcome the Perception That It’s Too Technical & Complicated?

8th January 2018
Published under: Huffington Post Series

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post.  This article has been submitted by Will Evison, Assistant Director – Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC. Let’s face it, at one level, natural capital is complicated. Fiendishly so. It encapsulates the natural world in all its glorious complexity and diversity, as well as the innumerable ways… [more]

Relational Values Resonate Broadly & Differently than Intrinsic or Instrumental Values, or the New Ecological Paradigm

8th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published by PLOS ONE.  “Value orientations used to explain or justify conservation have been rooted in arguments about how much and in what context to emphasize the intrinsic versus instrumental value of nature. Equally prominent are characterizations of beliefs known as the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP), often used to help explain… [more]

What Makes People Aware of Ecosystem Services? Lessons from a Survey of Nigerian Rural Communities

26th April 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  “There is a laborer among us that is quietly contributing $18 trillion a year to the global economy, yet has gone unnoticed by the majority of its beneficiaries. Services provided by ecosystems, such as natural water filtration by roots and rocks, the air cleaned by… [more]