natural capital

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

January 30th, 2018|Other event|

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

December 6th, 2017|NCI event|

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

December 4th, 2017|External reports|

Natural Capital Committee launches 4th report

The fourth report of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) was launched at Defra headquarters in Nobel House on Wednesday night. Daija Angeli attended on behalf of NCI. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was busy, Dieter Helm said, with “this little

February 10th, 2017|External reports|

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|

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|

Natural Capital & Mental Health: Dementia

Guest blogger Dr Lindsay Walker explores the emerging evidence that utilising our natural capital can have on mental health. This article, the first in a series of blogs, looks at ‘green interventions’ and dementia. The UK population is ageing. By 2030, the number of people

June 30th, 2016|NCI, Science|