News and blogs


NEW: Can voluntary conservation bring permanent gains?

The UK government is introducing conservation covenants in the upcoming Environment Bill. Minna Hartikainen from the Natural Capital Initiative delves deeper into the promise and pitfalls of voluntary conservation. Read more (September 2019)

10 years of natural capital dialogue

The Natural Capital Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit in May. Laura Bellingan from the Royal Society of Biology reflects on 10 years of natural capital dialogue and explains why more is needed. Read more (April 2019)

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? Read more (July 2018)

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

Bruce Howard, organiser of the Natural Capital Investment Conference, provides a perspective on the most pressing challenge for natural capital restoration in the UK – how to finance it. Read more (January 2018)

Building blocks for nature and people – report from our workshop

In our 2017 workshop, friends of nature and buildings came together to discuss natural capital in the built environment. Read more (December 2017)

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. Read more (December 2017)

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

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. Read more (December 2017)