December Webinars: Peatland Code update and Scaling nature recovery through co-ownership

Join the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers for two lunchtime webinars exploring nature restoration finance mechanisms. Webinar: IUCN Peatland Programme Update, including progress on Peatland Code V2 – 14th December 1.30pm-2.30pm GMT As iconic landscapes peatlands offer breathing spaces for millions of people, support livelihoods and provide a sense of place for many communities. Such an important resource requires responsible management.

COP15 and Scotland’s natural capital – a critical foundation for Scotland’s prosperity

Members of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Steering Group recently wrote to the First Minster to reiterate how Scotland’s current and future economic prosperity relies heavily on the protection and valuation of its natural capital. The group urge the government to embed natural capital thinking into the redesign of the agricultural policy, the National Marine Plan, the Biodiversity Strategy

An insightful and challenging event – our Business Rebalance for Nature workshop

Our co-produced workshop ‘Business Rebalance for Nature – Are nature-based disclosures a gamechanger for businesses in Scotland?’ held on 26th October, provided some golden nuggets of insight and knowledge from the speakers and participants last week. You can catch up on the recordings on our YouTube channel and read a summary of the content. Thanks once again to the Capitals Coalition and University of Edinburgh Business

Update on Nature Finance Pioneers’ Activity

Join the network to take part in Zoom webinars on a range of topics. Learn about the role of Disruptive Technologies in Nature Finance market opportunities, identify the latest funding support to get your projects investment-ready, understand the evolving biodiversity markets and how to maximise their potential for growing Scotland’s Natural Capital and you can join the fifth Natural Capital Finance & Investment

Bunloit – Nature recovery and community prosperity through rewilding

Introduction Bunloit Rewilding is a natural capital management company with a purpose to “enable nature recovery and community prosperity through rewilding.” Through our values of leading by example, with courage we aim to create as large a positive impact on the natural world as possible. Throughout 2021 – our first year of operations – we developed a natural capital baseline assessment

An Introduction to the Scottish Forum

Background The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital was formed in late 2013, as an outcome from the first of three World Forum on Natural Capital conferences held in Edinburgh. At its inception, a key part of the Scottish Forum vision was to increase awareness across society about natural capital. This increased awareness was not considered an end in itself, rather that it

Applying the natural capital approach – the case of the Cashel Forest Trust

Natural capital and land use / management Natural Capital is a concept that enables us to think of our natural environment as an asset that, alongside its intrinsic value, provides flows of benefits to society and economy. Framing the natural environment in this way can help us understand the need to invest in and manage this asset, within safe environmental limits,

The Fifth Natural Capital Roundtable

Convened by NatureScot, and the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, the Natural Capital Roundtables bring together senior representatives from across the public sector in Scotland, with the aim to explore natural capital approaches, share best practice, and develop joint actions. The most recent Roundtable was held in late 2021 and was chaired by Francesca Osowska, CEO of NatureScot. The theme of this, the fifth roundtable was: A natural capital approach for

Finance for Nature in Nature – Scottish Forum events at COP26

Introduction CoP 26 was an exciting and busy period for the Scottish Forum, with a series of events in partnership with Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) entitled ‘Finance for Nature in Nature’. The Scottish Forum was a core partner with GEFI alongside the Scottish Government, UN Development Programme, Global Canopy and Nature4Climate. We contributed a number of nature-focused events over two

Natural Capital on a Highland Estate

Introduction The JAHAMA Highland Estate is a mixed highland estate which serves the Fort William Aluminium Smelter’s huge appetite for water to generate electricity for the arc furnaces there. Water is piped from the Spey Dam and Lochs Laggan and Treig via a 14 mile pipe built in the 1920s and 1940s to drive the generators which produce the electricity.