Natural Capital Committee
The Natural Environment White Paper, the Natural Choice: Securing the Value of Nature, announced the creation of the Natural Capital Committee. This Committee will report to the Economic Affairs Committee (chaired by the Chancellor of the Exchequer) and aims to provide independent expert advice on the state of English natural capital.
The Natural Capital Committee is designed to ensure that Government has a better informed understanding of the value of Natural Capital, and will help it to prioritise actions to support and improve the UK’s natural assets. By reporting into the EA Committee and the Chancellor, this Committee has the opportunity to truly influence the economic policy of the UK for the good of the natural environment.
08/04/13: The NCC has published its first annual State of Natural Capital Report, available here: State of Natural Capital Report 2013
08/04/13: The NCC has published its first annual progress report, available here: Annual Report
29/11/12: The Times published an excellent analysis of some of the implications of the Committee’s work (paywall): http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article3614625.ece
26/11/12: The NCC held its first public event hosted by the Royal Society. More information is available here: Royal Society Event
04/11/12: The Sunday Times discussed the NCC’s work in a piece on valuing our natural assets (paywall): http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1006494.ece