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Natural capital - what gets measured gets trashed?

A couple of years ago, I briefly addressed the subject of “natural capital,” defined (in one place anyway) as “the stock of renewable and non-renewable natural resources (e.g., plants, animals, air, water, soils, minerals) that combine to yield a flow of benefits to people…” … 970 more words

IFRS

Ecosystem Services vs. Conservation: a storm in a teacup

Every so often, another opinion piece claims that ecosystem services approaches hinder nature conservation. A couple of recent examples: a Monbiot column rehashing his views against the natural capital approach (which is an economic tool for applying the ecosystem services concept), and… 787 more words

Scicomm

Price Less

The “natural capital” agenda is morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, and most of all counter-productive

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th May 2018

Never mind that the…

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Environment

Nature for future Generations – where next?

Cath Denholm,  our Deputy Chair, shares reflections on this week’s British Ecological Society/UK Government Conservation Agencies’ Conference on nature for future generations.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was invited to attend the Nature for Future Generations conference (as the new SNH representative for the JNCC): But I enjoyed it greatly and came away with a lot of impressions. 489 more words

Scottish Natural Heritage

Loch Leven Special Protection Area named a finalist for 2018 Natura 2000 Awards

Scottish Natural Heritage and partners were recently shortlisted for a prestigious Natura 2000 award. Karen Mitchell, Operations Officer based in our Battleby office has just returned from the award ceremony in Brussels. 182 more words

Scottish Natural Heritage

Natural Capital thinking leads us astray

It seemed appropriate that I should take part in a debate about natural capital and wetlands yesterday, on International Biodiversity Day. I was invited (I think) to be the Natural Capital dissident. 2,163 more words

Biodiversity

Why we can’t keep the environment separate from economics

This article is by Kirk Hamilton, Cameron Hepburn, Alexander Teytelboym, Frank Sperling and Francois Cohen, the authors of Wealth of Nature, published by the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, in partnership with… 837 more words

Natural Environment