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So far Minna Hartikainen has created 29 blog entries.

Could nature be the solution?

With nature headlining in the UN climate negotiations, the nature and climate communities are finally coming together. However, nature conservation and restoration are solutions to more than climate change. Minna Hartikainen reflects on the recent nature-based solutions dialogues and discusses how we can work with nature to

August 3rd, 2020|NCI|

Does nature have a place in our economy?

Governments hold the key to recovery from the current crisis but are we ready for a radical change towards a more sustainable economy? Minna Hartikainen discusses Notes from Lockdown and Economy in the Time of Corona. Posted on 27 May 2020 London's Victoria Park under

May 27th, 2020|NCI|

Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

In April 2020 we organised two online meetings to discuss the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity with the HM Treasury's review team. The meetings brought together over 20 leading experts from natural, social and economic sciences to discuss conservation and restoration, consumption and

May 22nd, 2020|NCI event|

Green growth that works

If we want to move from conceptual thinking to practical implementation of the natural capital approach, we need to share knowledge and experiences of successful work. A new book by the Natural Capital Project, Green Growth That Works, discusses natural capital policy and finance mechanisms

March 31st, 2020|NCI|

Gapital gains

A new report from the Natural Capital Initiative celebrates 10 years of collaborations in the effort to rethink how society values the natural world. In 2009 the American ecologist and evolutionary biologist Guy McPherson said: “If you think the economy is more important than the

October 30th, 2019|NCI|

Can voluntary conservation bring permanent gains?

The UK government is introducing conservation covenants in the upcoming Environment Bill. Minna Hartikainen from the Natural Capital Initiative delves deeper into the promise and pitfalls of voluntary conservation. David Bower, an influential conservationist with the Sierra Club, said about the conservation movement that “our

September 18th, 2019|NCI|

NCI summit 2019 photos

June 6th, 2019|NCI|