NATURAL CAPITAL LEDGER
Can we quantify nature and the pace at which we are destroying it? Data is abundant, but also scattered, jargon-filled and poorly disseminated. The true magnitude of human encroachment on natural ecosystems is difficult to visualise and therefore still eludes the public.
Focussing on downstream geo-spatial analysis of satellite data collected by NASA and ESA over the past four decades, Earth.Org seeks to create a global visual database which, just like an accounting ledger, assesses the current stock of natural capital and tracks its historic rate of depletion.
By mapping the depletion of key natural capital assets, we’re creating a tool to combat apathy, educate and advocate for countries to adopt principles of natural capital accountancy into their economic development policies.
Future Mapping, another Earth.Org project, that aims to repurpose complex scientific data related to rising sea levels by developing fact-based analysis and interactive data-driven infographics to stimulate public engagement for educational and advocacy purposes.