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News: Announcing our 2016 Natural Capital Conference
We are delighted to announce details of our 2016 conference, Making Nature Count, which takes place on Tuesday 4th October at The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2. This conference brings together some of the leading voices on natural capital from a diverse range of disciplines, including economics, accountancy, business, communications and politics, as well as ecology and environmental science (Read more)
Blog: Corporate 'Debt-for-Nature' swaps? The time is now!
Deputy Chair of the IFNC, Paul Harris, writes about how new legislation and a growing appetite for impact investing create the perfect backdrop for financial institutions to embrace the new age of sustainability and recalibrate their business models ensuring they are fit for purpose in the coming decades (Read more)
Blog: Accounting for the diversity of natural capital values
Economic values have an important role to play in the management of our natural environment, but not a singular one. Dr Craig Bullock explains why it can be useful to value aspects of nature. He highlights some of the challenges we must overcome in order to make these valuations more reliable and useful, and explores how the concept of ecosystem services is bringing about more meaningful and comprehensive definitions of value (Read more)
Blog: Who values what?
Awareness of the concepts underpinning ecosystem services is growing, but before we can use them as a practical tool, we need to recognise the subjectivity that influences our actions. Dr Caitriona Carlin, NUI Galway, outlines the importance of identifying values and attitudes towards ecosystem services and natural capital (Read more)
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