Natural Capital

Nature provides countless services for free, such as water filtration and carbon storage. We call these services natural capital, or ecosystem services. We evaluate and describe these services, and calculate the economic cost if we had to provide them ourselves. When our leaders recognize the monetary and intrinsic value of natural capital, they will choose policies that protect and restore it.

Lost Lagoon: Education in Nature

A video by Emily Carr student Emily Kao explores the myriad of benefit... Read more »

Photo: What is natural capital?

What is natural capital?

Natural capital is a way of looking at the economic benefits of nature... Read more »

What is nature worth?

This clever video offers a three-minute look into the Big Question: Wh... Read more »


Photo: Nature gets a seat at the decision-making table

Nature gets a seat at the decision-making table

Notes from the Panther Lounge

As climate scientists release new information through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, environmental scientists are hailing a policy from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency as ground-breaking and long overdue. This summer, FEMA announced it would be the first federal agency to incorporate environmental benefits into decision-making. Read more »