Natural Capital Accounting


    Natural capital accounting is an emerging way of presenting information about the value of the environment. The goal is incorporation of this information in formal accounts that would be recognised by those involved in financial and management decisions.

    Through site-specific work, members of the landscape profession are likely to be enhancing the value of the environment in ways that can subsequently be reflected in natural capital accounts. This is the case, for example, in improvements to urban greenspace and private landowners in rural areas.

    Landscape professionals are involved in bringing natural features into the built environment. Natural capital accounts can show the value of doing this.

    The LI has commissioned a Technical Information Note from the Ecosystems Knowledge Network which should help introduce the topic.

    18-2 Natural Capital Accounting


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