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

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