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IUCN leads the way towards valuing nature in business

A consortium led by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been appointed as one of two global groups to develop the Natural Capital Protocol – a comprehensive guide to measuring and valuing natural capital in business decision-making.   …  

28 Jul 2014 | News story

A new economic framework released by IUCN and partners can aid decision-making for restoration.

IUCN Releases An Economic Framework for Analyzing Forest Landscape Restoration Decisions

We depend on land for everything essential: food, water, shelter. When land loses its function and productivity - how should we go about restoring it? Where do we start? How shall we pay for it? A new framework for decision-making helps answer these questions, using the simple but powerful lens of economic analysis.   …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

World Heritage, Transboundary Protected Area

Calculating and valuing nature’s riches: the World Forum on Natural Capital opens

Getting politicians and business leaders to value and account for the goods and services provided by nature is the key mission of the World Forum on Natural Capital which opens in Edinburgh, Scotland today. …  

21 Nov 2013 | News story

Tales of Water, a Child's View. Tanzania 2005.

November date announced for global event on natural capital

Against a backdrop of increasing international interest in how we value the economic benefits we derive from our natural environment, business leaders, policy makers and sustainability leaders from around the world will come together in Edinburgh in November for the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital. …  

09 May 2013 | News story

Oliver Greenfield-Green Economy Coalition

Oliver Greenfield Interview-The Green Economy Coalition

We pose several questions to Oliver Greenfield, Convener for the Green Economy Coalition.

  • What are the benefits of investing in Natural Capital and a Green Economy?
  • What role do you think that Business has is incorporating Natural Capital into their operations?
  • How does Business fit into the greater Green Economy framework?
  • What is the role of policy and policy makers in enabling the uptake of a Green Economy?
  • What is the Green Economy Coalition’s future work plan for 2013-2016? 
     
 

20 Feb 2013 | News story
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Tropical rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia rehabilitated by Face the Future

IUCN Congress fully offset

IUCN has fully offset the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which took place last September in Jeju, Republic of Korea. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story

Singapore skyline

International business, government and civil society leaders join forces in global forum for valuing natural capital

International leaders from business, government and NGOs gathered in Singapore today to mark the launch of the new headquarters of TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) for Business Coalition which aims to achieve a shift in corporate behaviour to preserve and enhance, rather than deplete the earth’s natural capital. …  

06 Nov 2012 | News story

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

The Kaieture waterfall in Guyana, the world's tallest single drop water fall, proudly stands 275m high.

Water - it's irreplaceable

At the Rio Dialogues, civil society and business showed through their online votes and panelist speeches increasing leadership when it comes to water issues. And interesting enough, the right to water was not the number one recommendation passed on to the heads of States. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story
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