It is now understood that healthy functioning peatlands are a key part of our natural capital worth billions in terms of the services they provide for biodiversity, water regulation and carbon storage.
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.
Last week, 600 attendees from 45 countries gathered in Edinburgh for the second World Forum on Natural Capital, organized by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in association with its international partners.
A new report from the Aldersgate Group argues that it is in the UK’s economic and social interest to increase investment in its natural capital.
The "Building on Britain’s Natural Capital" event at The Royal Society, London, discussed how the mineral products industry is playing a key role in building on Britain’s natural Capital.