Ina Porras's blog posts

25 Jul 2017  |  Biodiversity, Economics
Nature gives us a lot: water, timber, minerals, biodiversity, food, clean air… But the perception that natural capital is endless and free leads to overuse and under-investment – and we...
28 Feb 2017  |  Fisheries
Seasonal fishing bans are helping to recover stocks of Bangladesh's national fish, the hilsa. Bigger fish are fetching better prices and – from traders to retailers − many people along the...
02 Nov 2016  |  Biodiversity, Poverty, Sustainable markets
An IIED workshop heard how new global agendas and advances in ways to measure the benefits of natural resources are reframing the debate on how to protect the environment while reducing...
05 Apr 2016  |  Natural resource management
New accounting methods for natural resources could help governments get to the source of the problem when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on access to water
15 Dec 2015  |  Policy and planning, Sustainable markets
Policy measures to tackle poverty often overlook environmental impacts, while environmental policies do not always deliver for the poor. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require...
08 Dec 2015  |  Climate change, Food and agriculture, Sustainable markets
Has shade coffee shed new light on the multiple benefits from improved agricultural systems? Ina Porras blends together a number of thoughts after a side event at the Global Landscape Forum
15 Oct 2015  |  Climate change, Sustainable markets
Smallholder and community carbon projects have shown they can deliver local benefits and promote climate resilience. Now the Plan Vivo Standard and its partners, representing the oldest...
28 Jan 2014  |  Sustainable markets
Payments for ecosystem services have the potential to promote healthier ecosystems and fairer deals for smallholders. This is all very good, but where will the money for such schemes come...
21 Jun 2013  |  Monitoring, evaluation and learning, Natural resource management, Water
It’s easier to prevent pollution harnessing the forces of nature than to clean up the mess with costly technology. Is there a solution at hand?
28 Sep 2012  |  Economics, Natural resource management
Economists continually fail to get the message across. Nowhere is this more evident than in dealing with ecosystem services.