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£27 of value for every £1 spent

According to the first Natural Capital Account for London, parks and green spaces cover 20% of the city. They are worth £5bn of economic value annually (£91 billion over a 30 year period). 233 more words

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[NEWS] Scientists warn of continued dangerous decline in biodiversity, nature's contributions

These reports are the result of three years of work and four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services involving the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia – with the exception of the polar and the entire planet. 267 more words

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Nature 3.0 – Will blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies save the planet?

by Sian Sullivan

Can new cryptocurrencies finance projects with positive environmental impacts, whilst unlocking ‘the $120 trillion natural capital market’? Mining cryptocurrencies through appealing to environmental concerns seems more consistent with speculative tendencies in an era of financialised neoliberalism, than attuned with practices of environmental care and equitable distribution of value. 1,528 more words

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Nature conservation and natural capital

After two months on a graduate placement with SNH, Tom McKenna recently secured a permanent role as Economist with us. He tells us about his experience at SNH as a young person, and his work with the Natural Capital Asset Index. 807 more words

Scottish Natural Heritage

Do we really need to pay more to save the environment?

This article was originally published in Business Green.

If I were the type to shout at my radio, I would have spewed righteous vitriol at the  753 more words

Green Economy

Salmon for bamboo?

Before trains shuttle along the New Silk Road,

Soon to be replaced with Chinese Magno-velocity rail,

A billion dollar contract sale.

Linking East to West, a fabulous, soft… 626 more words

Poetry

The grey glacier

 The grey glacier

Asphyxiated soil

Gleyed, with the multitude of anoxiated bacteria,

All the hard-working nitrogen fixing, decomposing – lot

DEAD. Slime-balled into the afterlife, 302 more words

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