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
In September, the Natural Capital Initiative hosted a dialogue event entitled ‘Putting the Ecosystem Approach into Practice’. The report of this meeting has just been launched. The meeting was hosted by Kerry Waylen and Kirsty Blackstock, social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in
There is increasing recognition that natural capital underpins all economic activity, as well as our health and wellbeing. Safeguarding our natural assets is central to ensure availability of essential services in the future, and Government has recently committed to develop a 25 year plan to
NCI Chair Prof Alison Hester at the second World Forum on Natural Capital The second World Forum on Natural Capital took place in Edinburgh on 23rd and 24th November 2015. Daija Angeli attended for NCI. “I think there is an urgent need for
On Monday, 30 water experts from academia, policy, NGO’s and third stream organisations as well as business gathered at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford to share knowledge how partnership approaches can lead to better management of our natural capital in water ecosystems.
There is a need to develop collaborative frameworks that link management of currently ‘separate’ domains such as catchments, coastal zones and open seas (Natural Capital Initiative 2015). An upcoming NCI Dialogue entitled ‘Natural capital without boundaries’ will look at ways to integrating natural capital management
Researchers, business leaders and policymakers gathered at Portcullis House last night for the launch of the Natural Capital Initiative’s “Valuing our Life Support Systems” summit report. Chaired by Barry Gardiner MP, speakers Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Rosie Hails (Centre for Ecology and