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Marine Conservation Finance - options for future investment

The Scottish Forum was delighted to recently host the first webinar for our new Conservation Finance Pioneers' Working Group, exploring different options for marine conservation finance.
25th Feb 2021
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ESCom – a new working group to strengthen collaboration with the research community

Professor Marc Metzger, co-chair of Ecosystem Services Community Scotland (ESCom), describes the integration of ESCom as a new working group in the Scottish Forum, and outlines some past and future activities.
16th Feb 2021
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GUEST BLOG - Using Natural Capital Approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland.

Recently graduated MSc student Jasmine Hussein provides a personal account of her key role in a recent ESCom event, that explored natural capital approaches in sustainable land management.
15th Feb 2021
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Future research priorities for the Scottish Forum

The Scottish Forum recently shared our future research priorities with RESAS, part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
17th Dec 2020
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Public Sector Leaders’ Natural Capital Roundtable 2020

The fourth annual Natural Capital Roundtable took place in November, and brought together senior stakeholders from across the public sector in Scotland.
11th Dec 2020
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New biodiversity guidance to accompany the Natural Capital Protocol.

The Capitals Coalition and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative recently published new guidance, aiming to enable businesses and financial institutions to better value biodiversity in their decision-making processes
26th Oct 2020
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GUEST BLOG - Biodiversity Net Gain

SLR Consulting give their perspective on biodiversity net gain, environmental net gain, and what lessons could be applicable to Scotland from wider UK experiences.
23rd Oct 2020
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GUEST BLOG - Testing the Natural Capital Protocol on Glensaugh farm

Paola Ovando-Pol and Kirsty Blackstock, from the James Hutton Institute, examine the Natural Capital Protocol's application on Glensaugh farm.
23rd Oct 2020
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Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap

An important and timely report is published this week by The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and Cornell Atkinson Centre for Sustainability, exploring how we can bridge the "Biodiversity Financing Gap".
14th Sep 2020
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Oceans of Value - New project out for tender

Oceans of Value project based in Orkney will utilise natural capital valuation approaches to value the marine environment.
26th Aug 2020