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Natural capital

We have 12 items tagged with ‘Natural capital’.
  • Waterfalls surrounded by nature.

    Towards a nature positive economic recovery post COVID-19

    This online event on Tuesday, 23 November shared emerging insights from a global analysis on integrating nature into COVID-19 recovery plans and budgets

    27 October 2021 | Event | Biodiversity
  • Floating boards on a lake, hiding the fish farming cages underneath

    Lessons for building a natural capital legacy

    Musing on the lessons learnt at the end of a project in Uganda about how to use natural capital accounts to inform policymaking, Rosalind Goodrich considers what it takes to build a legacy that will inform decision-making for years to come

    17 August 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Boat on a lake and a waterfall in the background

    Making natural capital accounting an institution in Uganda

    After joining a workshop to hear about some of Uganda’s recently completed natural capital accounts, Rosalind Goodrich reflects on what it takes to make this approach a fixture in government policy and process

    11 December 2020 | Blog | Economics
  • A baby orangutan clings to its mother as she hangs from a branch

    Making the market work for nature while helping to tackle poverty

    Marking World Wildlife Day today (3 March), IIED is proposing a new system that would help protect biodiversity and also reduce poverty, bringing conservation and development together

    3 March 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Populations of bees, butterflies and other pollinators are declining, posing potential risks to important world food crops (Photo: Brian McGill)

    The economics of mass extinction

    A recent UK newspaper column asserted that economic approaches to natural protection are flawed. In this blog, originally published to mark the International Day for Biodiversity, four academics argue that, on the contrary, "without nature, no other value is possible"

    29 May 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Garment workers in Bangladesh - increasing automation threatens low-cost manufacturing jobs in developing countries (Photo: NYU Stern BHR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Automation, the changing world of work, and sustainable development

    Technological change, especially automation and digital innovation, are likely to have a profound impact on jobs in developing countries. Countries should act now to refocus their economic and social policies to make them more sustainable

    17 August 2017 | Blog | Economics
  • The morning fish auction at Mumbai's Ferry Wharf. Thousands of boats fish along the coast, putting acute pressure on fish stocks (Photo: lecercle, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Shaking the money pot to protect nature

    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 constantly hear that there's not enough money to invest in the environment. The 22nd Poverty Environment Partnership conference asked how we can shake the piggy bank to give something back to nature

    25 July 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Durban Beach, South Africa (Photo: Darren Glanville, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Investing in natural capital to deliver the SDGs and reduce poverty

    With the meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development under way, Paul Steele discusses how natural capital can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and lift the poorest out of poverty

    17 July 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • This barrio in Guatemala has no running water or sewers. The country receives abundant rainfall, but lacks infrastructure to deliver water to households (Photo: David Amsler, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Can natural capital accounting increase water access?

    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

    5 April 2016 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Rwanda is planning to produce land, water and forest accounts to inform policy around managing its rich natural resources.(Photo: Catherine Nomura, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    First steps in communication: raising awareness

    A visit to Rwanda with the WAVES programme brings up the question of whether you should communicate when it seems you have nothing substantial to say

    12 May 2015 | Blog | Communication
  • Wetlands are one of the most under-valued ecosystems. Japan's wetlands provide a habitat for many species of fauna and flora (Photo: Tanaka Juuyoh, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Want to convince politicians why they should protect the environment? Talk like an economist

    Calculating the economic value of a threatened wetland proved a turning point for IIED's Essam Mohammed. He argues the case for putting a value on nature to get your message across

    15 April 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • A man points his finger at someone in a meeting room at a debate at a meeting on the sustainable development of the Amazon at Rio+20.

    Five things we’ve learnt from Rio+20

    While the outcomes from Rio +20 may not currently give grounds for much optimism, its value is likely to be in less tangible, longer-term changes in attitudes and understanding.

    3 July 2012 | Blog | Governance
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