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Nature is priceless, which is why turning it into ‘natural capital’ is wrong

By Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher

For: The Conversation

An increasingly popular line of argument is that, by turning nature into capital, it is possible to reconcile a capitalist growth economy with conservation. 1,192 more words

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Benefits of Nature: Natural Capital and ecosystem services explained

We all benefit from Nature, whether we are aware of it or not.  The following short films were produced by the University of Reading in collaboration with our Partners to explain the benefits and trade-offs we get from our use of the natural environment.   57 more words

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The Ecological Realities of New Zealand Podcast

Mike Joy was recently interviewed on Sentient Seas – a website presenting interviews, podcasts, and essays on a range of topics aimed to inspire the change needed for a better future. 223 more words

Water Quality

Has the world gone mad?

Statue of Sir Peter Scott, London Wetland Centre, by Ginny Battson © 2014

“The world has gone mad.”

I am hearing this often in my particular sprachraum (the Anglosphere, at least), off-line and on-line, an almost daily occurrence from one quarter or another. 1,092 more words

Biodiversity Should Be Focus Of Businesses’ Efforts To Mitigate Their Environmental Impact, Says New Report

Biodiversity, the variety of plant and animal life in the world, is a fundamental component of ‘natural capital’ that businesses are dependent upon but which often gets overlooked in assessments of their environmental impact, according to a new report by members of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). 497 more words

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Nature’s assets valuable, CRD told

Lakes, forests and aquifers should be listed right alongside sewers, treatment plants and buildings as local governments list and manage their assets, Capital Regional District directors were told last week. 471 more words

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