Debating Nature's Value resources

The debate has already begun... 

This is not an exhaustive list of resources by any measure, but we have linked to some articles, interviews and blog pieces that we hope paint a picture of the current state of thinking. The concept of 'Natural Capital' has gathered traction with many thinkers across many disciplines.

Our network seeks to expand the conversation's reach further, into the arts and humanities, to explore the nuances of the terminology and  alternative solutions to the key issue of protecting our natural environment, the ecological infrastructure upon which we all depend.

Victor's first blog piece for Ecologist Online: Nature vs Natural Capital
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2987917/nature_vs_natural_capital.html

Natural Capital Committee reports (the Committee is an official UK Government advisory body):
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/natural-capital-committee-documents

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Nature's Contributions to People (NCP)
https://www.ipbes.net/news/natures-contributions-people-ncp-article-ipbes-experts-science

POST - Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology: Natural Capital: An Overview
http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0542

Rupert Read's briefing on the Precautionary Principle, commissioned by and for Parliamentarians
https://agroecology-appg.org/ourwork/appg-briefing-on-the-precautionary-principle-lords-and-the-eu-withdrawal-bill/

Presentation by Anglia Ruskin Chaplain and GSI visiting fellow, Rev Canon Nigel Cooper, to the ICAEW: Natural and Spiritual Capitals and their Interaction 
https://www.icaew.com/-/media/corporate/files/technical/sustainability/rethinking-capitals/tecplm14995-1-nigel-cooper.ashx?la=en

The TEEB reports - The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity - gave a big boost to the use of the concept of "natural capital": TEEB Synthesis Report (2010)
http://www.teebweb.org/our-publications/teeb-study-reports/synthesis-report/

Founder of Why Green Economy and GSI visiting fellow discusses some of the problems applying the concept of "natural capital":
http://whygreeneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Who-should-value-nature.-Why-Green-Economy.pdf

NCI Chair joins British Ecological Society and the Royal Geographical Society for public discussion: Putting a Price on the Priceless?
http://www.naturalcapitalinitiative.org.uk/putting-a-price-on-the-priceless-nci-chair-joins-british-ecological-society-and-the-royal-geographical-society-for-public-discussion/

Two Al Jazeera programmes on "selling nature" and "green economy"  
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2015/11/pricing-planet-151119111851963.html

Parisian intellectuals having something to say about "natural capital" - new book: 
http://www.pressesdesmines.com/media/extrait/Capitalization-Extr.pdf

Issue of Ecosystem Services journal on valuation and 'cultural ecosystem services':
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22120416/21/part/PB

Office for National Statistics estimated natural capital value for the UK:
https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/uknaturalcapital/monetaryestimates2016

Interview with Executive Secretary of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES):
http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0036

Briefing on Emerging Methods for Sustainability Valuation & Appraisal:
http://www.sd-research.org.uk/research-and-resources/sustainability-valuation-and-appraisal-briefing

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report 2016:
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/lpr_2016/

Article in Nature calling for people with different ideas about valuation to work together:
http://www.nature.com/news/working-together-a-call-for-inclusive-conservation-1.16260

Natural Capital Committee minutes 3.11.16:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/574875/ncc-161103-minutes.pdf

Research project on the concept of "Ecosystem Services": https://valueofnature.com

UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee page, with useful links to information about IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services): http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-5869-theme=default

Article by Rupert Read on Economics and Science, from International Journal on Green Economics 2007:
Economics is philosophy, economics is not science

Video of the Chair of the Natural Capital Committee answering questions from the Environmental Audit Committee:
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/2cdc3b2b-7247-45c5-b0dc-98e486075d9d

Presentation Friends of the Earth Europe made at “Rights to Nature: Tracing alternative political ecologies against the neoliberal environmental agenda”, Conference June 2016:
https://conservationandtransformation.com/conference-rights-to-nature/ 
https://www.foeeurope.org/nature-not-for-sale
https://www.foeeurope.org/nature-is-our-right

Short piece by Terrafiniti on: A planetisation of finance: The Earth as a going concern:
http://www.terrafiniti.com/a-planetisation-of-finance-our-planet-as-a-going-concern/

Latest annual report from the Natural Capital Committee has come out. You can see from the Exec Summary here the importance they are attaching to the 25 Year Environment Plan:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585429/ncc-annual-report-2017.pdf

UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee page with useful links to information about IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services):
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-5869-theme=default

Research project on the concept of Ecosystem Services: 
https://valueofnature.com/