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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

Recent News

How to Lead the Way on Earth Observation

  • July 24th, 2015

A focus of NERC Policy Fellow with the Natural Capital Initiative and Royal Society of Biology James Borrell ‘s work with us was analysing the current state and future directions of natural capital monitoring. Before he returns to his PhD thesis he shares his views on a new landmark […]

Valuing Natural Capital: Futureproofing Business and Finance. Book review.

  • July 10th, 2015

Most businesses still don’t fully understand their dependency on the natural environment. James Borrell, NERC Policy Fellow with the Natural Capital Initiative, read Dr Dorothy Maxwell’s new guide that takes on the challenge to explain current thinking on natural capital to business leaders, and calls the C-Suite to action.

 “Companies that will […]

Natural Capital: Beyond National Capital

  • July 3rd, 2015

Are we considering international implications and ethical considerations enough when talking about natural capital? Peter Spooner offers some food for thought after attending the ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ report last week.

As a student of earth/ocean science, I have some background in the concept of natural capital, […]

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