Yearly Archives: 2017

Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Opportunity Knocks: Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Rules of Engagement Government of Canada requirements to engage with stakeholders during the environmental assessment process may be about to change. Currently, the duty to engage stakeholders is limited to informing stakeholders at key points throughout the assessment process while also allowing them the opportunity to comment once a decision has been made. A criticism […]

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Alberta's Bio-Economy

Unleashing Alberta’s Bioeconomy with CALI

Investment Grade Data to Spur Alberta‚Äôs Bioeconomy Governments and businesses around the world are investing in low-carbon solutions to reduce emissions and create economic opportunities as part of climate change action plans. These solutions include the development and production of biomass-based products such as bioenergy, biochemicals, and biomaterials. The end goals of incorporating these products […]

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Assessing the Ecosystem Service Benefits of Linear Restoration – Technical Report Release

The latest addition to the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network (ESBN) Toolkit, the Interim Report 2 of 3: Assessing the Ecosystem Service Benefits of the COSIA LEAP Program is now available to download. Different than other reports related to the COSIA LEAP program, this report focuses on the entire Lower Athabasca watershed and what changes […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Silvacom

A Year in Review: What Has Happened Since the Release of the Natural Capital Protocol?

On July 13, 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) released the Natural Capital Protocol. This marked a big step forward in the effort to standardize natural capital reporting for the private sector and gave businesses the tools they needed to identify, track, and measure their impacts and dependencies on natural capital in a systematic and […]

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Ecosystem Services: Why the Private Sector NEEDS to Sit at the Table

Natural Capital Symposium March 20-23 We recently headed to Silicon Valley to participate in the Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University and speak on the Sustainable Development Planning panel. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together Natural Capital thought leaders from around the globe to review their natural capital approaches, share new ideas, […]

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