Osbert Lancaster, Co-founder and Director of sustainability leadership consultancy Realise Earth, explains how getting a breath of fresh air can help us discover new approaches to the challenges we face. What is sustainability netwalking? Free flowing conversations with other sustainability leaders and pioneers while enjoying relaxed walks in country parks, woodlands and hills. Why it’s good for you, your organisation and

Summary of Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers Activity for Sept – Nov 2023

The Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers group, or the ‘Pioneers’, is a community of practice bringing together anyone with an interest in nature finance, with the aim of developing new avenues for directing investment into nature projects and creating a high-integrity nature finance market in Scotland. There are currently over 600 individuals involved in the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers Basecamp platform,

Spotlight: Natural Capital Measurement in Australia

Spotlight: Natural Capital Measurement in Australia Establishing a Nature Repair Market The Australian government’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is supporting a number of initiatives to align financial flows with nature-positive investments, activities and outcomes, piloting case studies to build industry readiness for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework. Australia’s Nature Repair Market Bill 2023,

GUEST BLOG: TNFD – Reshaping the Financial Landscape with Nature in Mind

TNFD: Reshaping the Financial Landscape with Nature in Mind Paul Watkinson, Principal Consultant – Ecology & Biodiversity at SLR Consulting, explores the potential of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures Framework to drive urgent action and allocate capital for nature.   Biodiversity – this vital cornerstone of our planet’s health – is increasingly gaining global recognition as a critical issue,

Blog: Natural Capital – Global Highlights

A consolidation of key natural capital activities happening globally Please note, reporting on an initiative is not equivalent to an endorsement by the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital.  If you have an update you would like to share, please get in touch Contact Us – Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Featured: Asia: Key insights into blended finance transactions targeting natural

Blog: Implementing National Frameworks for Nature Markets

A new private sector-led working group by Simon Herko, May 2023 A range of International, UK and Scottish Government led programmes have been launched this year, that are set to establish a high-integrity nature finance market – with the intention of scaling up private investment in nature recovery and sustainable farming. Programmes launched this year include:   January    February

Blog: Scotland – A Destination of Nature Prosperity

In December 2022, the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) finalised the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. The framework requires governments to show their progress towards the targets through their national biodiversity plans. Target 15 has been a particular focus of attention, as it calls for policy encouraging large companies to communicate