Natural capital

Natural capital refers to those elements of the natural environment which yield services to people by underpinning the provision of clean air, clean water, food, recreation and a plethora of high value and often essential goods and services. As such natural capital sustains economic activity and wellbeing.

It includes 4 research topics, under two themes:

  • Theme 1: Sustaining natural capital

    Topic 1: Defining and measuring natural capital.

    Topic 2: Understanding the impact of changes in natural capital upon the financial economy, jobs and growth.

  • Theme 2: Decision making for sustainability

    Topic 3: Linking natural science, economics and other disciplines to yield robust values for the services provided by natural capital.

    Topic 4: Bringing the value of natural capital and the services it provides into decision making.


Source: UK Natural Capital Committee

Dernière mise à jour le 07.12.2015