Archive for 'natural capital'
Valuing England’s National Parks, a new report from National Parks England, shows the importance of National Parks as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and well-being through their special qualities.
The Natural Capital Committee, giving independent advice to Government and help incorporate natural capital into national and corporate accounting, has published its first annual State of Natural Capital report.
The follow-on phase of the UK NEA, the first analysis of the economic and social benefits of the UK’s natural environment, is building the evidence base, communicating the messages and informing new initiatives.
One year on from the first white paper on the natural environment in 20 years, Defra's staff magazine Landscape reviews progress across the white paper's measures to take account of the value of nature in decision making.
Juliet Michaelson of nef considers the findings of the latest Happy Planet Index in the context of discussion of alternative approaches to measuring economies at the forthcoming Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
The Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on the green economy, what it should look like, and how it will help deliver sustainable development, recommending a longer-term view and transformation of the whole economy.
Defra's Zoe Hodgson explains the need to properly value natural capital in order to allocate resources efficiently, and the role of the newly formed Natural Capital Committee to advise the Government on the state of natural capital.
UK National Ecosystem Assessment's independent and peer-reviewed Synthesis of the Key Findings provides analysis of the UK natural environment's benefits to society and continuing economic prosperity.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: a toolkit for wellbeing; concerns about windpower; the value of ecosystem goods and services; assessing the EU's 6th Environment Action Programme.
In the second of our series of articles on evidential priorities, Professor Robert Watson looks at biodiversity, its critical importance to human wellbeing and the economy, and how getting the economics right can help address its loss.