From around the web

World Forum on Natural Capital Shows 'We Get It'

(IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands)
December 04, 2015

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.

Namibia: Second Stakeholder Dialogue for Resource Mobilization Project

(The Namibian)
December 03, 2015

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.

Highlights from the 2015 World Forum

(Natural Capital Forum)
December 01, 2015

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.

Australians Paying More for Less Water

(Australian Bureau of Statistics)
November 26, 2015

Australian water consumption decreased 6 percent, but household expenditure rose 12 percent compared to the previous year, according to the latest edition of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' annual water account.

Open Letter to World Leaders

(World Forum on Natural Capital)
November 23, 2015

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.

Valuing Natural Capital Key to Tackling Climate Change

November 23, 2015

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen highlighted the vital role of natural capital in addressing climate change in a keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital.

The Natural Capital Protocol and Beyond

(The Huffington Post)
November 23, 2015

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory, blogs about the founding of the TEEB for Business Coalition in 2012 to where the movement is today with the public consultation draft of the Natural Capital Protocol being released at the Natural Capital Forum in Edinburgh.

UK Must Invest More in its Natural Assets to Support Long-Term Economic Growth

(Natural Capital Coalition)
November 17, 2015

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.

Palau Protects Marine Wealth to Pay for its Future

(The Guardian)
November 17, 2015

The banning of fishing in a newly created Pacific marine sanctuary will help stocks recover and attract high-end tourist dollars as a replacement source of income.

What's the Value of Nature?

(The Huffington Post)
November 04, 2015

Collaboration between Dow and The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that valuing nature can be profitable for business.