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2019 Natural Capital Symposium
March 18-21 at Stanford University
What We’re Up To
Catch up on news and events at The Natural Capital Project.
Kate Brauman and Steve Polasky are authors on the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).read more
The key to saving the planet’s tropical rivers lies in investing in renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power rather than building large hydropower dams…read more
Apr 29, 2019Much is known about coffee plantations’ effects on Costa Rica’s agricultural landscape, but their impacts on nature–specifically tropical bird biodiversity–have largely remained a mystery until now. While some coffee plantations are able to host a...read more
Farmers in China can manage their land for economic as well as environmental benefits, Stanford researchers find
Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits.read more
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica, visited Stanford to present his plan for national decarbonization
The president described a vision for his country to become an ethical example to the global community. He also spoke with Stanford researchers directing conservation and sustainable development initiatives in Costa Rica.read more
Resilience. From mental health to economic development, resilience is a characteristic that many have an intuitive sense for, but can’t quite define.read more