NCI’s mission is to support decision-making that results in the sustainable management of our natural capital based on sound science. We aim to do this by:
- Initiating and facilitating dialogue between people from academia, policy, business and civil society who make or influence decisions to find shared solutions and approaches; and
- communicating independent, authoritative synthesis and evaluation of the scientific evidence base.
“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