Sustainable Development Goals

The 10 Sustainable Development Goals That Rainforests Can Help Us Achieve

27th January 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Tropical forests help people live safer, healthier, and more productive lives in many ways, not least by reducing climate change. In fact, tropical forests contribute to achieving more than half of the 17 sustainable development goals agreed by world leaders in 2015. Goal 1: No poverty Communities… [more]

Why Biodiversity Matters

6th January 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This editorial was originally published on Nature, Ecology & Evolution Journal. “Scientists are not, generally speaking, activists. We hold strong views, care about the world and campaign for specific improvements, but we like to think we have objective neutrality that stops us crossing the line into activism. Two seemingly contradictory trends are blurring that distinction:… [more]

The Natural Capital Protocol Recognised by the Council of the European Union

9th December 2016
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published the European Commission Environment.  “The Council of the European Union, gathered on 17 October 2016 in Luxembourg under Slovak Presidency, officially recognised the Natural Capital Protocol in the Outcome of the Council meeting. In its conclusions, the Council “considers that mainstreaming biodiversity provides new opportunities for all economic sectors, including… [more]