From around the web

What is natural capital?

July 10, 2017

Natural capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets including soil, air, water and all living things, which combine  to create an ecosystem that makes life possible.

Natural Capital Protocol drives sustainability thinking

(Infrastructure News)
July 05, 2017

The recently released Natural Capital Protocol promises to give business a new appreciation of the ecosystem services on which they rely.

Agencies Launch Initiatives for Valuing and Financing Water

(International Institute for Sustainable Development)
July 04, 2017

The OECD has launched a Roundtable on Financing Water to promote investments in maintaining water security and achieving the water-related SDGs.

Need a reason to save the Great Barrier Reef? We’ve found 56 billion of them.

June 26, 2017

In a world first, this new Deloitte Access Economics calculates the total economic, social and icon asset value of the Reef.

Farmers spell out priorities

(Otago Daily Times)
June 17, 2017

Ahead of this year’s general election, New Zealand's beef and sheef sector have laid out a set of key priority policy areas, including the incorporation of natural capital accounting for land use policy. 

First phase of natural capital accounts program to end in June

(News Ghana)
June 17, 2017

WAVES, a global partnership program led by the World Bank which started in 2012, is aimed at assisting countries to compile natural capital accounts for their key natural resources.

The balance sheet should also account for natural capital

(Utility Week)
June 12, 2017

It’s time water companies’ 25-year business plans went beyond accounting only for financial capital and included natural, social and human capital as well.

A Tool for Sustainable Land Use Management in Rwanda

(World Bank)
June 06, 2017

Data previously used to register land ownership is now being used to track changes in land use and provide information for development planning.

New study to determine impact of natural assets on GDP in the offing

(The New Times)
June 07, 2017

The ministry of Natural Resources has announced that it will soon release the final results from studies on the contribution of natural resources to National GDP.

Natural capital: Holistic management makes ecosystems healthier, people wealthier

June 07, 2017

In the Baltic Sea, ecosystem-based management bumps the value of stored wealth.