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Contribution of site assessment toward prioritising investment in natural capital

Neville D. Crossman, Brett A. Bryan, Darran King
2011 Environmental Modelling & Software  
The inclusion of site metric in the decision model had a large bearing on the ranking of sites for investment, demonstrating the influence of site scale metrics in the decision process.  ...  The investment required to ameliorate the rate and scale of degradation of natural capital exceeds available financial resources.  ...  Staff of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board are kindly thanked for their contribution throughout the project, especially Michael Garrod, John Wood and Martin Weidenbach who contributed valuable  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.04.022 fatcat:yhjvcteq2rh5ti2nlekbydpgzm

Development of a Global Energy Management System for non-energy intensive multi-site industrial organisations: A methodology

Noel Finnerty, Raymond Sterling, Daniel Coakley, Sergio Contreras, Ronan Coffey, Marcus M. Keane
2017 Energy  
For multi-site organisations, informed decision making on capital investment aimed closing the energy efficiency gap, cutting carbon emissions and improving network performance across a global site base  ...  in global multi-site organisation.  ...  capital funds remaining un-invested in energy efficiencies [42] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:2j7oqcc3ovhdlmfium6g3aib7q

'It's déjà vu all over again' : looking back at the Welsh Development Agency

Leon Gooberman
2020 Welsh Economic Review  
When assessing sites, the legacy of the Aberfan disaster prompted the WDA to prioritise those that were unsafe.  ...  While there was much activity and some positive outputs, the intangible nature of many of the former combines with the lack of data to preclude an overall assessment of effectiveness.  ... 
doi:10.18573/wer.252 fatcat:2glplae6ivdkzhna4jcdcunr7e

Linking ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals in Small Island Developing States: the case of Aruba

Elena Palacios, Pieter van Beukering, Boris van Zanten, Francielle Lacle, Stijn Schep, Inga Soellner
2021 One Ecosystem  
In this study, we developed a 5-step approach to capture the contribution of ESS to the achievement of SDGs in Aruba by means of a shortlist of indicators, with the aim to provide information for optimal  ...  The results numerically and spatially demonstrate the contribution of fisheries, nature-based tourism and local cultural recreational ESS to achieve SDG targets 14.7 (increase SIDS' economic benefits from  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank all the international experts and local stakeholders in Aruba who participated in the consultation process, dedicating their time and providing their contributions  ... 
doi:10.3897/oneeco.6.e71033 fatcat:lcjjb7tva5eyje3w7lrnn3fcnu

Influence of Blue-Green and Grey Infrastructure Combinations on Natural and Human-Derived Capital in Urban Drainage Planning

Sikhululekile Ncube, Scott Arthur
2021 Sustainability  
as adaptation pathways in urban drainage, on natural capital and ecosystem services, and to determine how these contribute to other forms of human-derived capital.  ...  It is concluded that incorporating blue-green infrastructure in urban drainage adaptive approaches can mitigate natural capital losses and contribute to other forms of capital crucial for human well-being  ...  We are also grateful to our project partners at the University of Cambridge for developing the adaptation pathways used in this study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13052571 fatcat:33pisofsmrbetcemwufyzf7f24

Poverty-centred rural road funds sharing in sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew Grace Naimanye, Tony Whiteing
2016 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Transport  
An understanding of rural road funds allocation and road scheme prioritisation to alleviate poverty is important as road transport is by far the most predominant form of transport in Africa.  ...  2 Poverty-centred allocation of funds for rural roads and their systematic prioritisation are important to enhance sustainability, provide equality of transport opportunities and mitigate poverty.  ...  Furthermore, for both capital investment and road maintenance of rural road projects, the MPI is the most highly prioritised factor.  ... 
doi:10.1680/jtran.15.00071 fatcat:33xlqtw46fa3vchsmlobbz2lae

Achieving Net Zero Through a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Carbon Management in Mining and Metals Processing–A Case Study of Rio Tinto

Alison Knoblauch, School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Queensland, Australia, Paul Dargusch, School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Queensland, Australia
2022 Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research  
While Rio have established a strong ambition and have invested in a range of initiatives, they face criticism for not setting targets for their Scope 3 emissions and for their moderate investment relative  ...  However, their internal carbon pricing model and recent links with executive remuneration are positive signs of continual improvement towards achieving net zero by 2050.  ...  To prioritise their investment, a marginal abatement cost curve model has been applied to assess and prioritise projects.  ... 
doi:10.21926/aeer.2202018 fatcat:jynejrqs3jfmtgp2cwrw2fvuee

Beyond threat- and asset-based approaches to natural resource management in Australia

A.L. Curtis, E.C. Lefroy
2010 Australasian Journal of Environmental Management  
states; borrowing systematic approaches to assessing value and condition from conservation planning; and investing in the social, economic, human and cultural capital required to support lasting change  ...  Critiques of NRM programs in the 1990s coincided with a shift towards an asset-based approach.  ...  In the first instance, we know that investing in human and social capital contributes to active, ongoing management by landholders; we don't have that evidence for MBIs.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14486563.2010.9725260 fatcat:uu32fchjwred5idgbvggjww7iu

Application of a Crash-predictive Risk Assessment Model to Prioritise Road Safety Investment in Australia

Chris Jurewicz, Rita Excel
2016 Transportation Research Procedia  
These include the objective to strongly reduce fatalities and serious injuries, budgetary constraint requiring prioritisation of road investment, and the growing need for improved integration of road transport  ...  This aim is made more challenging by the geographically scattered nature of fatal and serious (severe) crashes on the road network, especially on routes with moderate traffic flows or in regional areas  ...  The investment in safety related road infrastructure improvement is strongly dictated by budgetary constraint requiring prioritisation of road investment and the growing need for improved integration of  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.225 fatcat:nmnjcflvbfag3ivawcnbsxv2jy

Developing the global potential of citizen science: Assessing opportunities that benefit people, society and the environment in East Africa

Michael J. O. Pocock, Helen E. Roy, Tom August, Anthony Kuria, Fred Barasa, John Bett, Mwangi Githiru, James Kairo, Julius Kimani, Wanja Kinuthia, Bernard Kissui, Ireene Madindou (+15 others)
2018 Journal of Applied Ecology  
We undertook a collaborative prioritisation process with experts in conservation and the environment to assess the potential of environmental citizen science in East Africa, including its opportunities  ...  We found that there was great potential for citizen science to add to our scientific knowledge of natural resources and biodiversity trends.  ...  This would provide valuable information on environmental States (including natural capital assessment, mapping of natural resources and species), thus supporting conservation assessments.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13279 fatcat:y2iiiyotuncpvamyal5ya2runy

Investing in New Zealand's Future Well-being: protecting and enhancing our natural capital

Jonathan Boston
2018 Policy Quarterly  
This article focuses on the contribution of natural capital to human well-being and suggests a series of policy reforms designed to protect and enhance New Zealand's natural assets.  ...  The election of the new centre-left government in New Zealand provides an opportunity to reflect on the enduring question of how societies should invest for a prosperous, secure and sustainable future,  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Claudia Boyles and Murray Petrie for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.  ... 
doi:10.26686/pq.v14i1.4756 fatcat:bqcgvhct55fi5fnkqeofwemkm4

Integrating ecosystem markets to co-ordinate landscape-scale public benefits from nature

Mark S. Reed, Tom Curtis, Arjan Gosal, Helen Kendall, Sarah Pyndt Andersen, Guy Ziv, Anais Attlee, Richard G. Fitton, Matthew Hay, Alicia C. Gibson, Alex C. Hume, David Hill (+8 others)
2022 PLoS ONE  
This paper reports on a comparative analysis of eleven ecosystem markets in operation or close to market in Europe, based on qualitative analysis of 25 interviews, scheme documentation and two focus groups  ...  The typology provides new insights into the operation of ecosystem markets in practice, which may challenge traditionally held notions of Payment for Ecosystem Services.  ...  Acknowledgments There are no patents, products in development or marketed products associated with this research to declare.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0258334 pmid:35020743 pmcid:PMC8754326 fatcat:v6da63futzanjjdwwuqatygx2m

Sustainable management of NHS assets backlog maintenance

Efthimia Pantzartzis, Lipika Deka, Andrew D.F. Price, Chris Tann, Grant R.W. Mills, Sameedha Rich-Mahadkar
2016 Built Environment Project and Asset Management  
are prioritised.  ...  Prolonged reductions in 1 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is a model of Public Private Partnerships used in the NHS England which are typically design-build-finance-operate. 2 The NHS estate is diverse  ...  The interviews also generated evidence on the Trusts' use of PAM 7 (NHS, 2013) to enable prioritisation of risks and Trusts highlighted the importance of regular, expert and dynamic risk assessment towards  ... 
doi:10.1108/bepam-09-2015-0055 fatcat:dx5vmat2fzaujcac6kkwfj3pfq

Beyond Agriculture: Alternative Geographies of Rural Land Investment and Place Effects across the United Kingdom

Nicola Livingstone, Nick Gallent, Iqbal Hamiduddin, Meri Juntti, Phoebe Stirling
2021 Land  
The case studies are informed by secondary research, site visits, and interviews, providing snapshots of investment impact.  ...  This paper explores how 'new money' economies have created place effects in three rural case studies across the United Kingdom, through concepts of built, natural, social, and economic capital.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Land 2021, 10, 1153  ... 
doi:10.3390/land10111153 fatcat:zskhvdu2vjc6hi4l2mq3gmz5lq

Roles of Diverse Stakeholders in Natural Resources Management and Their Relationships with Regional Bodies in New South Wales, Australia [chapter]

Brent C., Peter R.
2012 Sustainable Natural Resources Management  
The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and not necessarily of the NSW Government.  ...  Acknowledgments We sincerely thank all the participants in the workshops and Catchment Management Authorities across New South Wales for their support.  ...  groundcover that contribute to natural capital; skills, knowledge and training that contribute to human capital; and, fencing to enhance land management that contributes to physical capital.  ... 
doi:10.5772/33019 fatcat:75gpskd32vfztekgyqq7py7ixe
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