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

Natural Capital Committee reports (the Committee is an official UK Government advisory body):

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Nature's Contributions to People (NCP)

POST - Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology: Natural Capital: An Overview

Rupert Read's briefing on the Precautionary Principle, commissioned by and for Parliamentarians

Presentation by Anglia Ruskin Chaplain and GSI visiting fellow, Rev Canon Nigel Cooper, to the ICAEW: Natural and Spiritual Capitals and their Interaction

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)

Founder of Why Green Economy and GSI visiting fellow discusses some of the problems applying the concept of "natural capital":

NCI Chair joins British Ecological Society and the Royal Geographical Society for public discussion: Putting a Price on the Priceless?

Two Al Jazeera programmes on "selling nature" and "green economy"

Parisian intellectuals having something to say about "natural capital" - new book:

Issue of Ecosystem Services journal on valuation and 'cultural ecosystem services':

Office for National Statistics estimated natural capital value for the UK:

Interview with Executive Secretary of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES):

Briefing on Emerging Methods for Sustainability Valuation & Appraisal:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report 2016:

Article in Nature calling for people with different ideas about valuation to work together:

Natural Capital Committee minutes 3.11.16:

Research project on the concept of "Ecosystem Services":

UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee page, with useful links to information about IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services):

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:

Presentation Friends of the Earth Europe made at “Rights to Nature: Tracing alternative political ecologies against the neoliberal environmental agenda”, Conference June 2016:

Short piece by Terrafiniti on: A planetisation of finance: The Earth 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:

UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee page with useful links to information about IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services):

Research project on the concept of Ecosystem Services: