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Natural Capital

Which knowledge networks are working… as a multi-stakeholder coalition?

Knowledge networks can serve as coalitions or platforms for several agents that want to cooperate for the integration of natural capital. Platform BEE, Green Deal, Atlas Natural Capital, Cop ESD, TEEB, GEF, Natural Capital Netherlands and IPBES are a few of such networks.

Platform BEE

The Dutch Platform on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and the Economy brings businesses, knowledge institutions and nature- and development organisations together to work on retaining and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems. The platform offers a helpdesk for companies (also see “Helpdesk Natural Capital”). 

More information on the website of Platform BEE (in Dutch).

Green Deal

In the Green Deal on Cooperation and Transparency regarding Natural and Social Capital, governments, businesses and NGO’s cooperate by visualizing their natural and social capital and sharing progress with each other.

More information on the website of MVO Nederland (in Dutch).

Atlas Natural Capital

The Atlas of Natural Capital is also a platform for interaction and discussion on natural capital accounting. A series of workshops will be expanded with an online tool soon.

See also “Atlas Natural Capital”

Community of Practice Ecosystem Services

In the CoP ESD scientists, policy makers, advisors, managers and other stakeholders share their experiences with ecosystem services with the aim to promote practical applications.

More information on the website of the Community of Practice (in Dutch).

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

TEEB is a global initiative focused on “making nature’s values visible”. Its principal objective is to mainstream the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making at all levels. The program TEEB City focuses on cities and municipalities (also see “TEEB City”). 

More information on the website of TEEB.

Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility is a partnership for international cooperation where 183 countries work together with international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector, to address global environmental issues. Since 1991, the GEF has provided US$ 13.5 billion in grants and leveraged US$ 65 billion in co-financing for 3,900 projects in more than 165 developing countries.

For more information, visit the website of GEF.

Natural Capital Netherlands

The Natural Capital Netherlands Program (NKN) contributes to the implementation of TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) in the development of Dutch national policy. Within the NKN, the organization PBL investigates where nature and economy can strengthen each other and in what way entrepreneurs and governments can get started in doing so.

More information on the PBL website (in Dutch).

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations that aims to strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community, governments, and other stakeholders on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

More information on the website of IPBES.