Cities Urged to Work With Scientists On Systems Approach To Climate Change To Avoid Unintended Consequences

5th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on “An urban environment expert at ANU has warned that city councils acting alone to address climate change, in the absence of an evidence-based systems approach, can have unintended consequences.Professor Xuemei Bai from ANU and other urban experts from around the world identified six research priorities for cities and climate… [more]

Assessing Social Values of Ecosystem Services in the Phewa Lake Watershed, Nepal

6th February 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This abstract was originally published on Center for International Forestry Research.  “Abstract: Community-based forestry (CBF) has developed through co-evolution of human societies, social values and biophysical systems shaped by long-term community activities. CBF has been practised for nearly 40 years in Nepal and has resulted in the restoration of forest cover to a considerable proportion of the… [more]

Predation By Small Mammalian Carnivores in Rural Agro-Ecosystems: An Undervalued Ecosystem Service?

4th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights:  Crop areas supported the highest diversity of small carnivores. Carnivore probability of use was influenced by dog and livestock abundance. Small carnivores incorporate significant proportions of rodents in their diet. Community members underappreciated the potential pest control services of carnivores. The perceived impacts of poultry predation… [more]

International Paper: Valuing Water With the Natural Capital Protocol

18th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Protocol Case Studies

This case study was originally published on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.  “International Paper (IP) is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. We create value for our stakeholders by: sustaining forests, investing in people, improving our planet, creating innovative products and delivering inspired performance. Maintaining healthy watersheds… [more]

Why Business has an Obligation to Manage its Resources Well (video) – Sustainability Operations Director, Kering

17th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This video was originally published on PwC. Transcript: “It can be difficult, and almost the more difficult it is the more the value is in the exercise itself, because that means you don’t really understand all the aspects of your business that might be important. So the harder it is, what is it “if I… [more]

TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers

16th September 2010
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers calls on local policy makers to understand the value of their natural capital and the services it provides and apply a focus on nature’s benefits in local policy areas such as urban management, spatial planning and protected areas management. The report aims to provide an inspiring starting… [more]