Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for CDC Biodiversité

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

  The financial institution in brief: The CDC Group is a group serving general interest and the country’s economic development. It is the French largest public financial institution and has a focus on long term investment supporting territorial, ecological, energy, digital, demographic and social transitions. In 2015 the group managed 243,5 bln € of French… [more]

Making Nature Count: What Can the EU Do?

14th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on European Policy Network. “Even though they are crucial in tourism and recreation, food and appreciation, air and water filtration, as well as erosion and flood control, environmental products and services are barely represented in classic accounting. Ecosystems provide invaluable yet rather intangible services and contributions to national economies that… [more]

The Role of Software in Informing Decisions Around Natural Capital – Natural Capital Project

9th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published by Stanford Magazine.  “…Since its inception, NatCap has collaborated with more than 150 organizations, mostly NGOs carrying out conservation work, in more than 80 countries. Its reach is enabled by its unique eco-mapping software, which is free and open-source, and guides users in the identification and economic valuation of the… [more]

Knowledge Needs for the Operationalisation of the Concept of Ecosystem Services

30th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services. Highlights We identify four interrelated areas of knowledge need for turning the ecosystem service concept into practice. These knowledge needs focus on setting up and undertaking multi-stakeholder collaborations. Scientific communities need to develop know how for working with other stakeholders across contexts. Developments in transdisciplinary research provides a… [more]

Prioritizing Sites for Ecological Restoration Based on Ecosystem Services

18th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Restoration ecology that maximizes ecosystem services (ES) requires planning at large spatial scales, which are often the most meaningful for ecosystem functioning and ES supply. As economic resources to undertake ecological restoration at large scales are scarce, prioritizing sites to enhance multiple ES supply is critical.… [more]

Mechanisms & Risk of Cumulative Impacts to Coastal Ecosystem Services: An Expert Elicitation Approach

24th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nereus Program.  “Coastal ecosystems are among some of the most populated ecosystems on earth. Human activities degrade and convert coastal ecosystems through infrastructure development, resource extraction, and tourism, among other anthropogenic activities. There is an urgency to gain a comprehensive understanding of how human activities/stressors impact coastal ecosystems and… [more]