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