We are delighted to announce that the James Hutton Institute (JHI) has joined the Society of Biology, the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the British Ecological Society as a core partner in the Natural Capital Initiative. As Scotland’s largest environmental research organisation the JHI will play an important role in the development of the activities of the Natural Capital Initiative, to help raise the profile of natural capital through its contributions to ecosystem services and human wellbeing.

With offices in Aberdeen and Dundee, a long-established relationship with Scottish Government and a large programme of natural capital research in Scotland, the Institute will provide a UK-wide portfolio of expertise to the Natural Capital Initiative. In addition, the James Hutton Institute is well placed to contribute to developing the Natural Capital Initiative’s international profile, and support work on the application of natural capital accounting for macroeconomic and microeconomic decision making.

The Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, Professor Iain Gordon, said: “We are delighted and honoured to be joining the Natural Capital Initiative. We see this venture as being hugely significant as the world continues to come to terms with the impact of environmental change.”

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