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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

Sustainable Food and Drink- what are the research issues?

  • February 4th, 2016

NCI is currently scoping a series of activities on sustainable resource management relevant to food and drink. To begin this work, we are carrying out an exercise to identify the key natural capital issues, from a research perspective, on three commodities. We are asking the research community:

What are the key research […]

NCI breakfast meeting explored the state of natural capital monitoring in the UK

  • January 11th, 2016

On Friday 8th January, NCI hosted a breakfast meeting focussing on natural capital monitoring and data at Charles Darwin House in London. Chaired by Prof Rosie Hails, Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and former Chair of NCI, over 80 attendees […]

NCI welcomes new Steering Group members

  • December 22nd, 2015

Our six new Steering Group members, Dr Karen Haysom (Ecosystem Services Policy Analyst at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)), Dr Sarah Kemmitt, Prof Edward Maltby (Emeritus Professor of Wetland Science, Water and Ecosystem Management, University of Liverpool), Hetan Shah (Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society), […]

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