Two useful reports: The economic case for investment in natural capital. This covers a wide variety of water and marine issues https://nebula.wsimg.com/8755553ec25d9cd0dc9407fa5e4aa408?AccessKeyId=68F83A8E994328D64D3D&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 The economic case for investment in Natural Capital – marine appendix – fish and shellfisheries. This is a particularly useful economic assessment of the fisheries and shellfisheries sector https://nebula.wsimg.com/2fd9d1a8a42128eb4c8f7cd3f8c8c2c8?AccessKeyId=68F83A8E994328D64D3D&disposition=0&alloworigin=1  

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ABPmer:  ‘The Natural Capital Committee published its third State of Natural Capital report on 27 January 2015.  It recommends that Government, working closely with the private sector and NGOs should develop a comprehensive strategy to protect and improve natural capital. The report, prepared by eftec, presents a series of potential environmental investments that offer good economic […]

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By Kevin Westerling@KevinOnWater Water Online  ‘They say necessity is the mother of invention. Perhaps that’s why water and wastewater innovation is thriving — the needs have overwhelmed the status quo. Growing populations demand increasing levels of water supply and treatment, but infrastructure funding and renewal often lags behind, creating a funding gap in the hundreds […]

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Sept 24th;   Chris Vivian: With regard to the ‘Monetizing Nature’ item, you might be interested in these additional reports/comments from the Heinrich Boll foundation on the same subject – see: https://www.boell.de/en/2014/01/21/valuing-natural-capital-or-devaluing-nature https://www.boell.de/en/2014/05/09/new-economy-nature https://www.boell.de/en/2014/04/11/value-nature   Sept 2nd This is an interesting article which provides an overview of the current tensions on monetising nature. Barbara Unmüßig August […]

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