Many businesses will welcome the UK’s new emphasis on integrating biodiversity into investment decisions, but action needs to be accelerated and investment expanded if we are to attain the sustainable societies that we envy in some of our northern European neighbour countries, argues Malcolm Robertson, principal ecologist and James MacGregor, environmental economist, at Ramboll.
An assessment which calculates how much Scotland's natural capital is worth has been carried out for the first time, estimated at £273bn.
Natural resources in Scotland have been valued at one-third of the UK’s total by a groundbreaking new study.
Nature provides people with everything from food and water to timber, textiles, medicinal resources and pollination of crops.
Something fundamental may be shifting in the way we see our relationship with the natural world.
Depletion of natural capital is an irreversible process and steps to assess and combat this are needed urgently.
Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a new study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ecological integrity.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform asked thought leaders to share their insight on new approaches to wealth accounting and the challenges of moving beyond GDP.
Last year, WAVES program stated that “African countries lead on natural capital accounting”. The recent flurry of activity on the continent appears to support this.
Government of Zambia says it is vital to account for natural resources in calculation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the wider national development.