A blog on what Ireland can learn from the Finnish approach to national ecosystem service mapping and valuation.
Greece is not just running a fiscal deficit; it is also running an ecological one. It would need the total ecological resources and services of three Greeces in order to meet its citizens’ demand on nature for food, fiber, timber, housing, urban infrastructure, and carbon sequestration.
The i-Tree study shows it would cost £6.1bn to replace London’s trees, and their ecosystem services provide green infrastructure, and benefits for public health and well-being.
Implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and GIZ, the project aims to strengthen biodiversity conservation by ensuring the value of ecosystems and their services are documented and integrated into Namibia's national accounting and governance planning process.
Delegates from the World Forum on Natural Capital sent a letter to world leaders attending the UN Climate Conference in Paris stressing the climate crisis cannot be solved without halting the rapid erosion and loss of natural capital.