Valuing natural capital or devaluing nature?

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Maxime Combes produced a report on the first “Global Forum on natural capital” which took place in late November 2013 in Edinburgh (Scotland).

The document decrypts the process of developing new tools for natural capital accounting based on the valuation of the natural and ecosystemic services in large-scale capital. This approach is a very concrete translation of the consequences of Rio +20 results and the green economy that continues to be justified with the argument of the tragedy of the commons.

We are facing a major challenge for so-called natural commons. It confirms the importance of defining the tools of accounting and management principles that preserve commons and nature.

Report for the Heinrich Boll Foundation