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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
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
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
The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today - the International Day of Forests - as IUCN and other partners provide the world’s nations with new guidance on assessing their national restoration potential. …
21 Mar 2014 | International news release
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
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
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?
18 Feb 2013 | News story
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
This is the first time that a study conducted at the species level collates and integrates information on the socio-economic value of freshwater species and the threats to those species in Northern Africa. … | French | Spanish
10 Sep 2012 | International news release