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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

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Dementia

  • June 30th, 2016

Guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores the emerging evidence that utilising our natural capital can have on mental health. This article, the first in a series of blogs, looks at ‘green interventions’ and dementia.

The UK population is ageing. By 2030, the number of people aged 60 years or […]

Making WAVES

  • June 25th, 2016

WAVES – the Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services partnership led by the World Bank, recently held its sixth annual meeting where it celebrated an important milestone – the implementation of natural capital accounting in its first five core countries; Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Madagascar, and the […]

Nature, Health & Wellbeing Research

  • June 20th, 2016

Most of us can attest to nature making us ‘feel better’ – an invigorating hike, a relaxing picnic in the park, even a quick cup of tea in the garden, can restore us – body and mind. But how significant is it? Since we’re scientists, how can we quantify […]

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