Monthly Archives: September 2016

Nature is being renamed ‘natural capital’ – but is it really the planet that will profit?

Sian Sullivan, Bath Spa University The four-yearly World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has just taken place in Hawai’i. The congress is the largest global meeting on nature’s conservation. This year a controversial motion was debated regarding incorporating the language and mechanisms of “natural capital” into IUCN policy. But what is “natural capital”? And

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