News for: Natural capital

Forests Serve as Freshwater Infrastructure

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Natural infrastructure

Water management that integrates natural features reduces costs and increases benefits, but integrated approaches are not yet standard practice. Rather than restoring degraded headwaters and the services they provide, spending continues to focus on traditional infrastructure to solve water problems with little consideration of alternatives.

Invitation to Contribute Methodologies That Account for Biodiversity Impacts &/or Dependencies Within Natural Capital Assessments

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) is looking for methodologies for producing a tool to help decision-making for businesses.


NCC is running a project with the Cambridge Conservation Initiaitive, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity-focused conservation organisations, to strengthen the way in which the Natural Capital Protocol addresses biodiversity.

How natural capital is already influencing decision making

Friday, August 31, 2018

"As fires raged across moorland in the Peak District, representatives from the Environment Agency’s Cumbria pioneer project discussed their experience of applying a natural capital approach within a river catchment.

The project aims to test new tools and methods to document natural capital assets, map ecosystem services and design plans for investing and intervening in three Cumbrian sub-catchments covering 170 square kilometres.

Scientists Devise Method for Valuing Soil's Natural Capital

Friday, July 28, 2017

A framework for developing natural capital accounting for soil has been developed by a team of scientists led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

The framework, published on 27 July, should help countries establish a monitoring and assessment information system for soil that can inform economic, social and environmental policy. 

Water, Infrastructure & Climate Change - National Infrastructure Commission Report

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission has assessed the impact of the environment and climate change on future infrastructure. It includes analysis of water quality and water resource impacts, and looks at the prospects for integrating green infrastructure and natural capital into future infrastructure plans.

Partnership Sets Out Natural Capital Vision for Humber Estuary

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A blueprint for investing in natural capital alongside development to improve the environment, economy and social wellbeing has been devised by the Humber Nature Partnership.

The vision, published in June, calls on businesses and planners to work together to help “rebuild the image of the Humber as a 21st century landscape [to] provide the best environmental settings and the right skills and services to attract high quality investment”. 

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