Natuurlijk Kapitaal Nederland | natuur & economie verbinden

Natural Capital Netherlands

Marcel Schuttelaar met eerste oogst Noordzeeboerderij (copyright Geert Gordijn)
Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this ‘natural capital’ is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity.

In its Natural Capital Netherlands programme (2014 – 2016), at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, PBL conducted a number of practical studies to explore how society can keep profiting from the goods and services provided by nature, without negatively affecting natural capital.