NCI’s mission is to support decision-making that results in the sustainable management of our natural capital based on sound science…Learn More
NCI is initiating and facilitating dialogue between key academic, policy and business decision-makers to find shared solutions and approaches…Learn More
Read reports and policy briefings communicating the findings of our workshops, seminars and other events.Learn More
Contact us to learn more or enquire about collaboration and sponsorship opportunities. We want to hear from you!Learn More

''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

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, […]

Valuing our Life Support Systems report launch

  • June 26th, 2015

Researchers, business leaders and policymakers gathered at Portcullis House last night for the launch of the Natural Capital Initiative’s “Valuing our Life Support Systems” summit report. Chaired by Barry Gardiner MP, speakers Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Rosie Hails (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Capital Committee), […]

Valuing our Life Support Systems summit video released today

  • June 25th, 2015

Tonight we will launch the report of our second Valuing our Life Support Systems event in Portcullis House in Westminster. Preparing the report and organising the launch inevitably brought back memories of last November’s natural capital summit. There could be no better time to reveal a feature video of […]

Twitter Updates