The 4th Forum on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for Better Policy brought together over 100 high-level participants working on NCA and sustainable landscape management on 18-19 November 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.
Representatives from 18 African countries committed to create a new Community of Practice on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in Africa.
Many businesses will welcome the UK’s new emphasis on integrating biodiversity into investment decisions, but action needs to be accelerated and investment expanded if we are to attain the sustainable societies that we envy in some of our northern European neighbour countries, argues Malcolm Robertson, principal ecologist and James MacGregor, environmental economist, at Ramboll.
An assessment which calculates how much Scotland's natural capital is worth has been carried out for the first time, estimated at £273bn.
Something fundamental may be shifting in the way we see our relationship with the natural world.
Plants, animals and micro-organisms crucial to indirectly upholding the human diet are dying out, study shows
This long-term failure to incorporate nature into decision-making had led to over exploitation of the natural environment and under investment in maintaining biodiversity, she told the first ever National Biodiversity Conference, which is being staged at Dublin Castle.
How has NCA influenced policy in countries? WAVES Senior Environmental Economist Sofia Ahlroth discusses the NCA in Action series.