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The Missing Puzzle Piece: What’s Needed to Encourage Natural Capital Accounting in Alberta?

Private sector uptake of natural capital accounting is on the rise. Competing land uses are putting more pressure on our natural ecosystems, which is causing the private sector to take note and consider how this will affect their bottom line. In Alberta, in an effort to protect our natural resources and spur the green economy, the government has introduced enabling policies to facilitate the use of conservation offsets and mitigation banking.

The Natural Capital Protocol: Why You Should Care About Its Release

What Is the Protocol?

Understanding Knowledge and Communication Needs: Summary of Stakeholder Survey Results

In May 2016, The ESBN conducted a survey to understand how our stakeholders rate their current knowledge of ecosystem services and biodiversity concepts and their awareness of the ESBN. The goal of the survey was to determine the most effective means of engagement and communication, and to establish a baseline against which we can judge the success of the engagement project over time.

On-the-Ground Implementation of Ecosystem Services

ALUS Parkland County Tour - July 28th, 2016

When Traditional Regulation Fails: Using Market-Based Instruments to Improve Environmental Management

Government regulation has long been the traditional mechanism employed to avoid environmental degradation. These Command and Control (CAC) policies tell companies what the environmental standards are and how to meet them. Consider popular environmental policy: emission standards, equipment specifications, disclosure requirements, etc.