ONLINE WORKSHOP: CivTech Challenge Definition – Digital approaches to the collection of biodiversity data 6th March

Workshop One, Online – Initial brainstorm of themes CivTech is a Scottish Government programme that brings the public, private and third sectors together to build things that make people’s lives better. This workshop will facilitate the development of challenge ideas for CivTech Challenge 10 with a view to hold a second workshop in person on 14th March to narrow down the ideas and

WEBINAR: 9th Jan 12pm – Recipes for Recovery -Biodiversity and Nature Finance Case Studies

At this lunch and learn we will present three examples of biodiversity regeneration projects working with nature finance, including Lauriston Farm, Highlands Rewilding’s Beldorney Estate and RSPB’s Glencripesdale Reserve. These projects range from urban to rural to remote and highlight how each project approached the first years of project planning and baselining, and the different financial mechanisms that supported these activities. This event will

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

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,

Expressions of Interest – Lessons Learned from Land

An open invitation to take part in new research: ‘Lessons Learned from Land’ The Marine Natural Capital Forum Scotland (MNCFS) are seeking individuals who are willing to share their knowledge about projects where natural capital approaches have been applied to land management and how these approaches can be transferred to marine projects. The research will be used to create a