Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity

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 […]

Obituary: Dr Barbara Knowles FRSB MBE

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 […]

April 26th, 2016|Categories: NCI|

Building Prosperous Cities

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 […]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: NCI|

Natural Capital and a Greener Budget

Today, WWF-UK launched a new report: ‘A Greener Budget: sustaining our prosperity in a changing world’, the second in a series of WWF publications in the lead up to the spring budget announcement by HM Treasury.

The report sets out practical actions for the next […]

February 25th, 2016|Categories: NCI, Other event, Policy|

Applied Environmental Economics conference (envecon)

You won’t need a degree in Economics to attend this conference

NCI Steering Group member Ece Ozdemiroglu, the founding director of eftec, writes about the natural capital aspects of the upcoming ‘envecon’ conference on Friday 18th March 2016 at the Royal Society, London. envecon is the […]

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Business, NCI, Other event|Tags: , ,

Sustainable Food and Drink- what are the research issues?

NCI is currently scoping a series of activities on sustainable resource management relevant to food and drink. To begin this work, we are carrying out an exercise to identify the key natural capital issues, from a research perspective, on three commodities. We are asking the research […]

February 4th, 2016|Categories: NCI|

NCI breakfast meeting explored the state of natural capital monitoring in the UK

On Friday 8th January, NCI hosted a breakfast meeting focussing on natural capital monitoring and data at Charles Darwin House in London. Chaired by Prof Rosie Hails, Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and former Chair […]