Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our environment as a health provider

Ahead of the Natural Capital Initiative summit ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ in London this November, Professor Jules Pretty explores the links between our health and the environment.   Physical activity improves both mental and physical health, yet each year inactivity results in 1.9 million

September 29th, 2014|NCI|

Scotland’s Natural Capital Asset Index

Paul Watkinson  - an economist with Scottish Natural Heritage highlights the use of Scotland's Natural Capital Asset Index. There are presentations on making more use of Natural Capital Asset Indexes at the forthcoming Valuing our Life Support Systems Summit.     The term ‘natural capital’

September 18th, 2014|NCI|

How do we engage farmers in the goal to build natural capital?

Mary Christie Ecosystems and Climate Change Strategy Manager with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) explains how farmers can use Natural Capital in thinking about their stewardship.   In Scotland, nearly 80% of land is farmed in one way or another[i]. Scotland’s Natural Capital Asset Index -

September 10th, 2014|NCI|