GUEST BLOG: Metrics and standards for water

Scoping report on metrics and standards for water outcomes from Nature-based Solutions Deryck Irving, Head of Place Innovation at the University of Stirling Hydro Nation Chair, reports on research into water metrics and standards and the potential for water-related ecosystems service markets in Scotland.   The report ‘Water Metrics and Standards | Review of current approaches, challenges and issues’, published on

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,

GUEST BLOG – Using Natural Capital Approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland.

  Background Last year I started the MSc Environmental Sustainability programme at the University of Edinburgh, which includes a 3-month research project culminating in a 15,000 word dissertation. I selected a project put forward by the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital to review recent Natural Capital pilot projects. My project was supervised by Professor Marc Metzger from the University of

GUEST BLOG – Natural Capital Laboratory

Introduction Across Scotland, the UK, and internationally, individuals and organisations are grappling with two globally significant challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss. Our inability as a society to properly understand and account for the costs of our impacts, or the value the environment provides to us, has led to a systematic omission of the environment from our decision-making processes. The