The Natural Capital Initiative’s mission is to support decision-making that results in the sustainable management of our natural capital. We do this by:
- initiating and facilitating on-going dialogue between key academic, policy and business decision-makers 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