Mass Die-Offs Are Driving Efforts to Create Hardier Corals

19th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Economist.  “By some estimates, half of the world’s coral has been lost since the 1980s. Corals are delicate animals, and are succumbing to pollution and sediment from coastal construction. Also to blame are sewage, farmland run-off and fishing, all of which favour the growth of the big, fleshy… [more]

A New Type of Insurance Could Protect Coral Reefs, Economies & the Planet

12th March 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Swiss Re.  “A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs has been announced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico. Swiss Re is proud to have supported the design of this new product which will not only help the conservation and swift restoration of the reef, if… [more]

Why We Must Move From Measuring Only Impacts to Also Measuring Dependencies on the Natural World

24th November 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

This article was originally published on Raconteur. The way businesses, governments and individuals assess their relationships to nature has been rapidly evolving over the past half century, and this awareness has surged in the last decade  “In the mid-20th century, the burgeoning impacts of humanity on the natural world were becoming increasingly evident. A tipping point was… [more]

Comprehending the Multiple ‘Values’ of Green Infrastructure – Valuing Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Management from Multiple Perspectives

15th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Research.  “Highlights:  We compare different attempts to evaluate the benefits of urban greening options. Economic valuations of different hypothetical development scenarios are reported. Two schemes incorporating Nature Based Solutions were assessed for viability. Developer profits were reduced despite residents’ willingness to pay for greening. Developers are unlikely to… [more]

Biodiversity Moves Beyond Counting Species – Nature

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published in Nature.  “Emmett Duffy was about 5 metres under water off the coast of Panama, when a giant, tan-and-white porcupine fish caught his eye. The slow-moving creature would have been a prime target for predators if not for the large, treelike branches of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) it was sheltering… [more]

Money Might Grow on Trees: Investing in Natural Capital to Improve Resilience

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at Aldersgate Group.  “As the full extent of the damages from recent natural disasters are calculated across the Caribbean and the Southern United States and Lloyds of London begins paying out $4.5bn of claims, there is a stronger argument than ever to invest in natural capital as a way of improving… [more]