Natural capital without boundaries: integrating catchments, coast and the sea

There is a need to develop collaborative frameworks that link management of currently ‘separate’ domains such as catchments, coastal zones and open seas (Natural Capital Initiative 2015). An upcoming NCI Dialogue entitled ‘Natural capital without boundaries’ will look at ways to integrating natural capital […]

Putting the Ecosystem Approach into Practice

Next week, the Natural Capital Initiative will be hosting a Dialogue event entitled ‘Putting the Ecosystem Approach into Practice’.  The Dialogue is organised by Kerry Waylen and Kirsty Blackstock, social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, who discuss below the background […]

September 20th, 2015|Categories: NCI, NCI event|Tags:

A Word of Caution When Valuing Natural Capital

There is now a myriad of methodologies to measure natural capital and ecosystem services – so how do practitioners choose the right one? Charlotte Whitham explains how valuation can be done within the realistic limits on access to time, data, skills and resources, and […]

How to Lead the Way on Earth Observation

A focus of NERC Policy Fellow with the Natural Capital Initiative and Royal Society of Biology James Borrell ‘s work with us was analysing the current state and future directions of natural capital monitoring. Before he returns to his PhD thesis he shares his […]

July 24th, 2015|Categories: External reports, Science|Tags: , ,

Valuing Natural Capital: Futureproofing Business and Finance. Book review.

Most businesses still don’t fully understand their dependency on the natural environment. James Borrell, NERC Policy Fellow with the Natural Capital Initiative, read Dr Dorothy Maxwell’s new guide that takes on the challenge to explain current thinking on natural capital to business leaders, and calls the […]

July 10th, 2015|Categories: NCI|

Natural Capital: Beyond National Capital

Are we considering international implications and ethical considerations enough when talking about natural capital? Peter Spooner offers some food for thought after attending the ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ report last week.

As a student of earth/ocean science, I have some background in […]

July 3rd, 2015|Categories: NCI|

Valuing our Life Support Systems report launch

Researchers, business leaders and policymakers gathered at Portcullis House last night for the launch of the Natural Capital Initiative’s “Valuing our Life Support Systems” summit report. Chaired by Barry Gardiner MP, speakers Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Rosie Hails (Centre for Ecology […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Business, NCI, NCI event, Policy, Science|Tags: , , ,