External reports

TEEB for Business Coalition and Trucost publish study of the top 100 business externalities

The TEEB for Business Coalition have released a report conducted by Trucost “Natural Capital at Risk – The Top 100 Externalities of Business”. It estimates that the global top 100 environmental externalities are costing the world economy around $4.7 trillion a year. The majority of

April 15th, 2013|Business, External reports|

Groundbreaking ‘State of Nature’ report released by the NCC

The UK's Natural Capital Committee have released their first 'State of Nature' report outlining current trends in UK natural assets. The report sets out the Committee's strategic approach for the better valuation, management and measurement of resources provided by the natural environment and has four

April 8th, 2013|Business, External reports, Policy, Science|

Ecosystem Markets Task Force publishes its final report

The final report of the Ecosystem Market Task Force is now available. The report states the business case for why nature matters. It makes practical recommendations for both Government and business where interventions would help in the creation and development of new markets, enhancing opportunities for

March 6th, 2013|Business, External reports, Policy|

Economists save the poetry of countryside by putting price on nature

The Times journalist Tom Whipple attended the launch of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) at the Royal Society on Monday 26th November 2012. His article, following discussions at the event with Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP and an interview with NCC Chair Dieter

December 4th, 2012|External reports, Other event|

Natural Capital Committee announce Work Streams

On Monday 26th November in a meeting at the Royal Society, the Natural Capital Committee announced their work streams, including the production of an annual State of Natural Capital Report, the first of which would be published in February 2013. This report will provide information

November 28th, 2012|Business, External reports, Policy, Science|

The Ecosystems Market Task Force releases Interim Report

The Task Force is a practical, business led, independent review of the business opportunities arising from valuing nature correctly. The Government has asked the Task Force to review the opportunities for UK business from expanding green goods, services, products, investment vehicles and markets which value and protect our natural environment.

November 13th, 2012|Business, External reports|

FAO Releases Report on Potential Effects of Climate Change on Pollination

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled "Potential Effects of Climate Change on Crop Pollination," which stresses the central role of pollination in food systems and in conserving genetic diversity, and examines how climate change may impact the provision

November 13th, 2012|External reports, Science|