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Natural Capital

…with regard to monetization?

Barriers concerning monetization can obstruct the mainstreaming of natural capital. The complexity of natural capital entails a lot of unclarity about the monetized value of natural capital.

Complex field in development

There is quite some uncertainty on which processes take place within natural capital, and which costs and benefits are related to which ecosystem services. Also, the stakeholders who carry costs often differ from the stakeholders that enjoy the benefits. Another question that remains is whether some parts of natural capital parts are monetizable at all. Next to that, businesses often do not know the existing instruments to monetize natural capital. Also, many stakeholders find it difficult that it is not possible to score out monetized natural capital and financial capital.

Institute for European Environmental Policy (2013), p. 22 & 463.

Natural Capital Coalition (2014b).

True Price, Deloitte, EY & PwC (2014), p. 12-15.