This blog says that every unit of human development over past decades has been matched by an equal measure of decline in our natural capital--and that we are exceeding the environmental limits of our one planet, living off the capital, rather than the interest.
GDP is a bad gauge of material well-being, time for a fresh approach that accounts for parks and intangible capital, as well as the depletion of capital and damage to the environment.
SolAbility ranked 180 countries for sustainable competitiveness: the ability to generate and sustain inclusive wealth and dignifying standard of life for all citizens in a globalized world of competing economies. Natural capital is listed as a key element.
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.