The Environment Agency has created a natural capital register and account tool which allows the user to create an account within days and for free. In this webinar the team that developed the tool will share what that looks like and how it is being used.
As reflected in the Dasgupta Review, nature is the foundation of our economy, health and wellbeing, and yet is often valued as zero and invisible in decision making. A natural capital register and account presents the value, quantity and quality of natural resources in a place. The outputs can change the way we see the environment and the value it gives to our lives and the economy, as well as helping to monitor net gain, or net loss, of natural assets.
We want to empower others to take a natural capital approach in a robust and consistent way, while promoting collaboration and engagement. The tool is a beta-product to further the discussion on accounting, what metrics to use and how to present the data.