Natural capital investment

A natural capital approach is about thinking of nature as an asset, or set of assets, which are beneficial to people. The quality, quantity, and location of natural assets determines their ability to provide goods and services.

Devon Local Nature Partnership’s vision is to maximise investment into Devon’s natural environment for wildlife, people, and business.


Current work

Natural capital poster

Partner projects

More information

  • Find out more about the economic value of Devon’s ecosystem services
  • The 2011 UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) is the first analysis of the UK’s natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and our continuing economic prosperity
  • The 2011 Natural Environment White Paper (NEWP) stated that one of the four ways in which the Government intends to mainstream the  value of nature is through:  ‘Creating a green economy, in which economic growth and the health of our natural resources sustain each other, and markets, businesses and Government better reflect the value of nature’.
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) have lots of information about the use of nature in economic choices
  • Natural England have a number of publications regarding the value of Ecosystem Services.