Natural Capital Protocol – An Introduction

Today the Natural Capital Coalition launched the highly anticipated Natural Capital Protocol. So what is the Protocol, and how does it fit with the increase in ‘natural capital activity’ we’ve seen in the last few years? Here is a brief introduction to the protocol, […]

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Dementia

Guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores the emerging evidence that utilising our natural capital can have on mental health. This article, the first in a series of blogs, looks at ‘green interventions’ and dementia.

The UK population is ageing. By 2030, the number of […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: NCI, Science|Tags: , , ,

Making WAVES

WAVES – the Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services partnership led by the World Bank, recently held its sixth annual meeting where it celebrated an important milestone – the implementation of natural capital accounting in its first five core countries; Botswana, Colombia, […]

Nature, Health & Wellbeing Research

Most of us can attest to nature making us ‘feel better’ – an invigorating hike, a relaxing picnic in the park, even a quick cup of tea in the garden, can restore us – body and mind. But how significant is it? Since we’re […]

June 20th, 2016|Categories: NCI|Tags: , ,

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|