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National Parks Revisited – a literary review?

Michael Gove’s aptly timed launch of the National Parks review in late May is a step in the right direction for UK environmental commitments – but will key issues be addressed and how well will it pack a punch? Helen Currie, our policy intern and PhD student at the University of Southampton discusses. The 1949

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Policy|Tags: , , |

The most pressing challenge for natural capital restoration in the UK – how to finance it

Bruce Howard, organiser of the upcoming Natural Capital Investment Conference, provides a perspective on the most pressing challenge for natural capital restoration in the UK – how to finance it. Natural science and economics are playing an important role in helping us to put the natural capital concept into practice. Nonetheless, a major impediment to

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Other event|Tags: , |

Building blocks for nature and people – report from our workshop

In our recent workshop, friends of nature and buildings came together to discuss natural capital in the built environment. We discussed drivers, barriers and solutions to implementing the natural capital approach as well as initiatives to embed the natural capital approach in the built environment sector. Download our report from the workshop Photo courtesy

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 to overcome what are sometimes separate responsibilities for different but

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: NCI|Tags: , , |

Looking across the natural capital landscape – a review of UK natural capital initiatives

Natural capital is increasingly recognised as an important concept, highlighting the role of nature in our society and businesses. At the moment there are several natural capital initiatives in the UK, promoting dialogue and knowledge exchange. The James Hutton Institute has reviewed UK natural capital initiatives to better understand their roles. Moving from raising awareness

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: External reports|Tags: , |

Government has no clear plan to reach Sustainable Development Goals

Last week, the Environmental Audit Committee published a report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UK. The countries of the United Nations adopted this set of 17 goals in September 2015, aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: External reports|Tags: , |