Natural capital is the essence of all goods and services and it plays a pivotal role in all of our lives. But as a result of human activities, there has been a steep decline in the world's natural capital. In this pathway, James Clifton first provides an introduction to Natural Capital, it's importance and the types of natural capital. James Clifton also provides an introduction to nature-based solutions and Oliver Bolton builds upon this and discusses how nature-based solutions can help offset and remove carbon emissions. In doing so, he explains the vital role that biodiversity places in our path to net-zero. Finally, James Clifton walks us through a real life case study of nature-based solutions in action.
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4 video modules • 42 minutes
In this video, James introduces the five key questions that must be considered when exploring natural capital. He defines what natural capital is, why it is important and what implications the decline of natural capital is already having and will have in the near future. He delves into why natural capital is currently misvalued and finally, what we can do to move to a more nature positive economy.
James Clifton • 11:51
In this video, James Clifton introduces what nature-based solutions are, why they are important and the barriers to implementation. This video will explore how a nature-based solution qualifies as being high quality and how these solutions can benefit the wider community and have a lasting benefit on the natural ecosystem.
James Clifton • 10:24
In this video, Oliver outlines why nature-based solutions could combat emissions produced by institutions slowly transitioning to net-zero. Oliver also discusses why offsets will need to eventually include mechanisms that remove carbon from the atmosphere and why it is vital that institutions invest in nature now. He further explores the broadening scope of nature-based solutions and gives examples of how these alternative solutions can be very beneficial to the environment.
Oliver Bolton • 11:59
Nature-based solutions are one of the most important tools available to tackle the climate crisis. There is a distinct link between a lack of financing that makes these solutions particularly difficult to scale. In this video we will explore a case study of a successful nature-based solution in central Mexico.
James Clifton • 07:46