There are two ways our economies can grow, ecological economists point out: through technological change, or through more intensive use of resources. Only the former, they say, is worth having.
Mathew Parr, Senior Advisor in Natural Capital at the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, blogs that there are many in economics and business who understand that the path to a brighter, more prosperous future involves understanding and maintaining natural capital.
An interview with environmental economist Steve Polasky, commemorating 10 years of work on the Natural Capital Project.
A new report from Australia shows Victoria’s Parks and their ecosystem services include AU$1.4 billion per year from tourism and $83 million from water filtration services.