Oct 17, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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Reflections on Natural Capital – Why the Past Foretells the Present and Can Change the Future

Technology is not my friend. I am, by my own admission, a “Functional Luddite” and generally prefer old ways to new. But I’m also realistic enough to know that we’ll

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Aug 25, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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Investing in Nature – Natural Capital and the Case for Conservation

Four score and several blogs ago, I stated that “I wholeheartedly agree with my more radical ecologist brothers and sisters that we can’t assign an economic value to some things,

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Jun 9, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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Socio-cultural Values of Natural Capital – Valuing the invaluable

I left the Socio-cultural values discussion until the end of this valuation mini-series because I find that valuing the ecosystem services associated with them – namely Recreational and Cultural –

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Apr 20, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Events

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The Natural Capital Lab Presents: Pavan Sukhdev and Alexander Müller

Here at the Natural Capital Lab, all of our discussions at some point require us to concede to the complex and seemingly chaotic dynamics of ecosystems and biodiversity. Despite our

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Apr 18, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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The Ecology of Natural Capital – “Eco-logical” choices for valuation

I was watching the news the other morning, and it was being reported that two “priceless” Van Gogh paintings, valued at about $72 million, had been recovered and were finally

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Mar 3, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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The rise and fall of the “benefit transfer” approach (and how ecology can save it)

An economist and an ecologist walk into a bar. The economist buys a round of drinks, and asks the ecologist: “So, how do you feel about monetizing nature?” This is

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Dec 15, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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A day in the life – interacting with natural capital at work and play

Vince Deschamps is an ecologist and Registered Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of professional practice, including living and working in protected areas in rural and remote parts of the

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Nov 8, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Latest News

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Latest News From The Natural Capital Lab – November 2016

Following a competitive application process, we are happy to report that our inaugural cohort of Natural Capital Innovators has been selected. Hailing from a variety of disciplines including business, economics,

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Oct 31, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Webinar

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Webinar Summary: Introducing the Municipal Natural Asset Initiative

We were happy to have the Municipal Natural Asset Initiative join us to introduce their work on municipal natural accounting for Canadian municipalities. View the full webinar recording here. Integrating

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Oct 26, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps

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Vince Deschamps: Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted

Vince Deschamps is an ecologist and Registered Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of professional practice, including living and working in protected areas in rural and remote parts of the

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