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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

Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity

  • May 16th, 2016

Last week, Science for Environment Policy published an in-depth report on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, which explores a range of issues including the evidence on whether an ecosystem approach succeeds in protecting biodiversity; mapping techniques of the state of ecosystems and their services and how they change with policy […]

Obituary: Dr Barbara Knowles FRSB MBE

  • April 26th, 2016

Dr Barbara Knowles FRSB MBE was a founding leader of the Natural Capital Initiative, and has been involved in our work ever since. Sadly Barbara passed away earlier this month. NCI joins the Royal Society of Biology in sadness at her death and in celebrating her life. Please read […]

Building Prosperous Cities

  • April 25th, 2016

Bruce Howard, the Network Co-ordinator of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network writes about the upcoming conference ‘Building Prosperous Cities’ on 27 September 2016 where the view of natural capital will be outwards from the City Hall, the office block and the housing block.

 

The classic image of natural capital is that of open country; our […]

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