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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

  • Accounting for nature

Accounting for nature

  • July 1st, 2014

 

Richard Spencer introduces us to some of the dilemmas we face as we begin to account for the value nature has in underpinning economic activity.

 

 

 

We often think of accounting for something as being about turning it into a balance sheet or income statement figure, about putting a price or a monetary value to it. […]

  • Managed Realignment and PES could reverse damage to Wetlands

Managed Realignment and PES could reverse damage to Wetlands

  • June 17th, 2014

At NCI’s Natural Capital Summit ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems 2104’ on the 6th & 7th November, there will be a session highlighting positive land and water management case studies. In the run up to the event, Steering Group member Bill Watts asks, why is there a problem in the way in […]

  • What is natural capital?

What is natural capital?

  • June 3rd, 2014

Daija Angeli, project officer in the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI), works with the term natural capital every day. When a member of NCI’s Steering Group mentioned that people don’t know what it means until you tell them about bumblebees and apple trees, as tickets go on sale for NCI’s […]

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