On Monday, 30 water experts from academia, policy, NGO’s and third stream organisations as well as business gathered at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford to share knowledge how partnership approaches can lead to better management of our natural capital in water […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]