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

Workshop invite: Rebalance Your Business for Nature

Join our practical workshop tailored to organisations looking to apply the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework 14th March, 9.30am – 12.30pm at University of Edinburgh Business School There’s a strong signal from the financial sector that the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework is the favoured reporting mechanism for businesses to assess, manage and disclose their nature-related

Workshop invite: Business in the Blue Economy – 27th February 2023

A workshop exploring natural capital approaches to help marine industries deliver Scotland’s Blue Economy Vision 27th February 2023, 11am-4pm, in-person only at University of St Andrews, Fife Join our hosts, the Marine Natural Capital Forum Scotland (MNCFS), to hear expert insights from government, academia and the marine and land-based industries on the ambition for a Blue Economy. The discussion will

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

AGER Report published on green recovery

The Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) was established in April 2020 by the Scottish Government. The Group was set up to provide independent, expert advice on Scotland’s economic recovery, once the immediate emergency, created by coronavirus, had subsided.  Led by Benny Higgins, the Group considered how economic recovery could increase wellbeing, fairness and inclusivity, and build on opportunities to