Our natural and built environments are intricately linked, yet the application of natural capital concepts to construction industry practices is far from mainstream, and there still remains some uncertainty around the true impact placed on the natural environment. NCI has identified this as a key
Speakers at the Natural Capital Monitoring breakfast briefing: Prof Rosie Hails, Prof Georgina Mace, Mark Gough, Joe Grice (from left to right) On Friday 8th January, NCI hosted a breakfast meeting focussing on natural capital monitoring and data at Charles Darwin House in
In September, the Natural Capital Initiative hosted a dialogue event entitled ‘Putting the Ecosystem Approach into Practice’. The report of this meeting has just been launched. The meeting was hosted by Kerry Waylen and Kirsty Blackstock, social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in
There is increasing recognition that natural capital underpins all economic activity, as well as our health and wellbeing. Safeguarding our natural assets is central to ensure availability of essential services in the future, and Government has recently committed to develop a 25 year plan to
On Monday, 30 water experts from academia, policy, NGO’s and third stream organisations as well as business gathered at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford to share knowledge how partnership approaches can lead to better management of our natural capital in water ecosystems.
There is a need to develop collaborative frameworks that link management of currently ‘separate’ domains such as catchments, coastal zones and open seas (Natural Capital Initiative 2015). An upcoming NCI Dialogue entitled ‘Natural capital without boundaries’ will look at ways to integrating natural capital management
Next week, the Natural Capital Initiative will be hosting a Dialogue event entitled ‘Putting the Ecosystem Approach into Practice’. The Dialogue is organised by Kerry Waylen and Kirsty Blackstock, social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, who discuss below the background to