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Palawan’s Natural Assets to Undergo Recreational Services Accounting

December 03, 2016

In the Philippines, WAVES is supporting the production of ecosystem acounts for the island of Palawan, with a focus on recreational services. 

Let’s Talk Business: Bridging the Gap Between the Financial World and the Natural

(Sustainable Brands)
November 28, 2016

Let’s Talk Business! – a natural capital conference in The Hague organized by Platform BEE, aimed to address the missing link between the natural and financial worlds.

Speech by The Prince of Wales at the 2016 Accounting for Sustainability Summit

(Royal Central)
November 19, 2016

The Prince of Wales gave a speech at this year’s annual Accounting for Sustainability Summit (A4S), an initiative of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF).

Trees grow slowly but changes in forestry are coming quickly

(The Scotsman)
November 16, 2016

With the continued growth of Scotland's forested areas, the shape of the forestry sector is changing.

12 ways environment and development sectors can collaborate to meet the SDGs

(The Guardian)
October 31, 2016

The 2030 agenda intertwines goals for human development and environmental protection. An expert panel explains how the two sectors can work together

Do you really value the services nature provides?

October 31, 2016

While companies occasionally have used nature to solve infrastructure challenges, making a strong business case to weave the financial benefits of natural infrastructure into the bottom line is breaking new ground.

How Transportation Affects Nature and Vice Versa

(Rafael M. Acevedo Daunas, Inter-American Development Bank)
October 26, 2016

Our transportation projects can affect the environment and, at the same time, they can be affected by natural phenomena based on (i) the geological and geotechnical characteristics of the terrain under our highways; and (ii) run-off water that is inadquately managed.

Coastal wetlands save hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damages during hurricanes

(University of California Santa Cruz)
October 25, 2016

A new study led by UCSC researchers finds more than $600 million in property losses were prevented during Hurricane sandy by coastal habitats in the Northeast coast.

A New California Case Study Finds Eco-Assets Boost Property Sale Price

(Ecosystem Marketplace)
October 12, 2016

Assessing property for the endangered species it saves or wetlands it preserves could pay off for some landowners, says a California-based firm researching ecosystem markets. According to the firm’s latest case study, sale price tripled for a property in San Benito County, California once it considered eco-asset market values.

When it Comes to Natural Capital, it’s Easy to Forget that We’re on the Same Team

(Huffington Post)
September 16, 2016

While the natural capital movement has progressed significantly over the last couple of years, it was clear at the IUCN World Conservation Congress that there are many who still reject the concept.