The Natural Capital Approach: A Concept Paper

By Vivek Voora, Henry David Venema, Henry David Venema on June 2, 2008

Natural Capital is gaining considerable interest as a means for devising policies that reconcile economic and environmental imperatives. Integrating the value of natural capital within economic and environmental management systems is best achieved by treating the natural environment similarly to other forms of valued capital, and adopting an ecosystem approach, which is compatible with a wide range of contexts. This integrated approach facilitates policy making for sustainable development.

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IISD, 2008