Pollution Regulations Help Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Seagrass Rebound

6th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceNews.  “Underwater grasses are growing back in the Chesapeake Bay. The plants now carpet three times as much real estate as in 1984, thanks to more than 30 years of efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution. This environmental success story shows that regulations put in place to protect the bay’s… [more]

Study Shows Extraordinary Value of Earth’s Remaining Intact Forests for Addressing Climate Change & Protecting Biodiversity, Critical Watersheds, Indigenous Cultures & Human Health

28th February 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on  “New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth’s remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health. Yet the global policy and science communities do not differentiate among the relative values of different types of… [more]

Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators

11th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report was developed by The Sustainable Insurance Forum, The UN Environment Inquiry & UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Executive Summary:  “Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor,… [more]

The Importance of Small Waterbodies for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services: Implications for Policy Makers

8th May 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on SpringerLink.  “Abstract: Small waterbodies, including ponds and small lakes, low-order streams, ditches and springs, are the most numerous freshwater environments globally, are critical for freshwater biodiversity and are increasingly recognised for their role in ecosystem service delivery. Small waters often represent the best remaining examples of intact freshwater habitats… [more]

Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres Mine Faces Potential $24 Million Fine for Mismanagement of Natural Capital

14th October 2016
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Mining.  “Chile’s environmental regulator SMA is seeking sanctions against Antofagasta’s (LON:ANTO) Los Pelambres copper mine for breaching its environmental permit in relation to the management of water resources and nearby flora. The nine charges (in Spanish), the second of their kind against the mine in the last 19 months, could lead… [more]