From around the web

Water Management: an Urgent Agenda Following the Panama Canal Expansion

July 21, 2016

Efficient water resource management is crucial for ensuring sustainable water allocation that is compatible with social, economic, and environmental goals.

Nature: A Better, Faster, Cost-Effective Answer for Climate Resilience?

(Triple Pundit)
July 21, 2016

As sea-levels rise and weather-related threats continue to increase, opportunities emerge for people and local governments to build “living shorelines” designed to reduce risk to communities and infrastructure from flooding and storm surge, while often providing the ecosystem benefits of habitat.

Podcast with CI's Rosimeiry Portella on the Natural Capital Protocol

(Inside Science)
July 13, 2016

In this podcast Rosimeiry Portela, Ph.D, MCS Ecological Economist and Natural Capital Protocol technical lead, discusses the Protocol, what it involves, how it can be applied, and how it can transform the way business operates through understanding, measuring, valuing and incorporating their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. 

Natural Capital Protocol for Business Launched

(Natural Capital Coalition)
July 13, 2016

Global leaders convened to launch new framework that will help businesses make better decisions by including natural capital.

NCA in Liberia, Tanzania, and Mozambique: In-Country Dialogues to Scope New Opportunities

(Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa)
July 13, 2016

Conservation International and the GDSA Secretariat initiated a three-country scoping effort as a follow up to recent meetings.

What on Earth is "Natural Capital"?

(Conservation International)
July 13, 2016

This blog breaks down “natural capital,” a concept that could revolutionize the way nature is protected.

Can You Put A Price Tag On Nature? Actually, Yes

(Smithsonian Magazine)
July 13, 2016

The Natural Capital Project, a partnership of Stanford University, University of Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund brings together academics, software engineers and other professionals to integrate the value nature creates into policy decisions.

Central Asian Countries Come Together for Workshop on NCA

July 06, 2016

The conference in the Kyrgyz Republic June 30 to July 1, 2016 brought together over 100 participants from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus including senior government officials, parliament representatives and key decision makers.

Central Highlands Carbon Storage Worth More than Logging

(The Age )
June 20, 2016

A detailed analysis of the Central Highlands' forests in Victoria, Australia, concludes the net economic contribution from forestry in the area is relatively minor compared to the contribution to the state's water supply, tourism and farming.

Results from China's Ecosystem Assessment Show Efforts are Making a Positive Impact

(Stanford University)
June 16, 2016

Environmental policies that invest in natural capital are improving services provided by China's ecosystems, such as flood control and sand storm mitigation, according to research conducted by an international team of scientists.