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Wholescape thinking – a guidance note

The Natural Capital Initiative has produced guidance for improving integrated management of land and rivers, the coasts and the open seas through partnerships. It recognises that our economy and well-being are fundamentally dependent on a healthy natural environment. A key challenge to achieving this is

December 5th, 2017|NCI|

Making Natural Capital Data Meaningful

This week the Natural Capital Initiative convened a meeting that brought together scientists, economists and a range of people who use the natural capital data that they produce - from NGOs to big business - to discuss the availability of natural capital data, and how

October 21st, 2016|NCI, NCI event, Science|

Unpacking the Natural Capital Protocol

A key milestone was reached this summer with the launch of the Natural Capital Coalition’s Natural Capital Protocol.  Helen Dunn explores the protocol in more depth including next steps. The Protocol is “a standardised framework to identify, measure and value direct and indirect impacts (positive

September 26th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, External reports, NCI|

ONS & Defra Natural Capital Project

Defra and the ONS are working on an interdisciplinary project which brings ecological and economical expertise together to establish an integrated set of natural capital accounts. This project aims to provide a consistent framework for natural capital accounting in the UK, adapting the United Nation’s

September 9th, 2016|NCI|

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Urban Green Space

The third in a series of posts on natural capital and mental health, guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores how urban green space and planning can impact on the mental health of residents. More than 50% of people currently live in urban areas, with the

August 23rd, 2016|NCI|

Announcing an exciting collaboration between NCI and CIRIA

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

July 27th, 2016|Business, Collaboration, NCI, NCI event|

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Depression

The second in a series of posts on natural capital and mental health, guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores the emerging evidence of the impacts 'green care' or 'ecotherapy' can have on depression. In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health problem

July 26th, 2016|NCI, Science|