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''Natural capital refers to the elements of nature that produce value (directly and indirectly) to people, such as the stock of forests, rivers, land, minerals and oceans. It includes the living aspects of nature (such as fish stocks) as well as the non-living aspects (such as minerals and energy resources). Natural capital underpins all other types of capital… and is the foundation on which our economy, society and prosperity is built.''
- The Natural Capital Committee

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Natural Capital & Mental Health: Urban Green Space

  • August 23rd, 2016

The third in a series of posts on natural capital and mental health, guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores how urban green space and planning can impact on the mental health of residents.

More than 50% of people currently live in urban areas, with the global urban population projected to be […]

Announcing an exciting collaboration between NCI and CIRIA

  • July 27th, 2016

Our natural and built environments are intricately linked, yet the application of natural capital concepts to construction industry practices is far from mainstream, and there still remains some uncertainty around the true impact placed on the natural environment. NCI has identified this as a key gap in ensuring that […]

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Depression

  • July 26th, 2016

The second in a series of posts on natural capital and mental health, guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores the emerging evidence of the impacts ‘green care’ or ‘ecotherapy’ can have on depression.

In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, and […]

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