Natural Capital Week 2018
Organised by The Natural Capital Coalition, a unique global multi-stakeholder collaboration that brings together leading initiatives and organizations to harmonize approaches to natural capital.
Sounds lovely but what exactly is natural capital?
It's all of our resources such as plants, animals, minerals etc., both renewable and non-renewable, together they combine to create a flow of benefits to people. These benefits include clean air, food, water, energy, and the raw materials we use in the creation of products. As well as the less obvious benefits such as flood defence, climate regulation, pollination and recreation.
Natural Capital forms the basis of all other capital, including financial, manufactured, social and relationships.
This week is to recognise the important of natural capital and during the week leading organisations in the natural capital space from across the globe will convene in Paris for events, discussions and networking.
Subject up for discussion include: Climate Finance Day (yesterday), Green Growth and Sustainable Development and today, the Biodiversité conference looking at Business & Biodiversity - Roadmaps to Positive Impact which is going to explore how roadmaps can guide business actions and mobilise their employees towards integrating natural capital and biodiversity into their business activities to achieve a measurable net positive impact.
What can we do?
To help ordinary businesses and organisations the Coalition has designed the Natural Capital Protocol, a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions which aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.