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Natural Capital

…with regard to society?

Barriers concerning society can obstruct the mainstreaming of natural capital. The current societal standards result in insufficient support to integrate natural capital in decision-making.

Support & Standards

Throughout recent years public opinion has been that nature policies have been hindering economic growth. Additionally, there was a technocratic pressure on retaining plant- and animal species, which lead to reduced support for nature policies. That is why the integration of natural capital into the economic system and policy has started and at present is in an early phase with its related challenges. Time and effort are required to arrive at a globally accepted standard for this integration.

True Price, Deloitte, EY & PwC (2014), p. 22-23.

PBL (2014), p. 7. (in Dutch)