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NCI produces accessible resources, seminars, webinars, lectures and meet-ups to help everyone learn about natural capital. Check out our FAQs, NewsExplainer Videos.

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Why natural capital?

The concept of natural capital provides a way to understand the value nature provides and our dependence on it.


Our current economic systems treat nature’s contributions as external, unrelated to society as a whole. Experts warn human-caused biodiversity loss poses as much of a threat to our planet as climate change - and the issues are interlinked.


Legislators and leaders are increasingly incorporating natural capital into their decision-making, as they recognise: "Our economies, livelihoods and wellbeing all depend on our most precious asset: Nature" - The UK Treasury's Dasgupta Review.


NCI advocates for the use of Natural Capital Accounting tools in Irish policy - it provides an integrated approach and a common language to help ensure all of nature is properly accounted for across all sectors of society.

Explainer videos


We've got lots more on our YouTube channel.

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