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

Pioneers Impact Network Events Programme – Spring 2023

Join the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers online events this Spring, to hear about the new Nature Investment Standards Programme from the BSI, GFI‘s insights and practical advice on what motivates buyers in environmental markets and hear about research to improve trustability of remote sensing for decision grade data with Plus other related events coming up. THURS, 18 MAY Nature

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

Exploring natural capital approaches for the Blue Economy Vision – Business in the Blue Economy Event Summary

The Business in the Blue Economy conference, hosted by the Marine Natural Capital Forum Scotland (MNCFS), and held on the beautiful University of St Andrews campus, provided some great insights into marine and land-based approaches to natural capital. Presentations and panel sessions explored the latest policy and research supporting the delivery of Scotland’s Blue Economy with discussions on the benefits,

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

Webinar: UK Nature Impact Investment Strategy

An online webinar introducing the strategy to provide a source of finance for impactful Nature-based Solutions (NbS). 2nd March 11am – 12.15pm GMT, Online Finance Earth and Federated Hermes are delighted to present the UK Nature Impact Investment Strategy at the Nature Finance Pioneers Event. This online webinar will give an overview of the Strategy, its key objectives and potential

Online launch event: Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS)

28th February 11am – 12.30am, Online Delivered by NatureScot in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), the Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS) will support projects that shape and grow the use of private investment and market-based mechanisms to finance the restoration of Scotland’s nature. Organisations and partnerships will be able to access up to £240,000 for

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

Participative Learning Events for Spring: Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers

Would you like to know more about unlocking nature positive investments, nature-based carbon units valuation or the UK Nature Investment Strategy? Explore the events coming up next in the Nature Finance Pioneers network. MON, 6 FEB Nature Impact Tokens as a means to ‘unlock’ nature positive investments – MERLIN open webinar 2:00pm – 3:00pm TUES, 7 FEB Pioneers Basecamp for

Basecamp for Dummies – Spring Sessions!

Would you like to know more about using our networking platform for communities of practice? Attend one of our 1-hour online tutorial sessions to learn more about the Pioneers Basecamp open network and knowledge hub, including how to: – Control the information your receive – Access capabilities/facilities of the Basecamp over and beyond receiving email updates – Use the desktop