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Natural Capital in Italy

Air, Soil, Water, Forests. A heritage that needs preserving and enriching

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uscita: novembre 2018
numero pagine: 232
ISBN: 9788866272595
formato: 17X24
stato: disponibile
19,90 euro
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Is Italy a rich country? If we think in terms of Natural Capital, then it would appear that Italy is one of the richest countries in the world. However, what exactly is Natural Capital and why is it useful to measure and quantify it? Taking inspiration from the data that each year is collected and elaborated by the Ministry of the Environment, this book guides us towards an understanding of what Natural Capital does for us, and what we can do to safeguard and even enrich it. An exploration that delves into the language of economics, natural sciences and the many forms of knowledge that have an unbreakable link to nature. It is truly surprising to learn what and how many these are.
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Preface
By Sergio Costa
Introduction
By Maria Carmela Giarratano and Francesco La Camera


Key Quotes


The Value of Nature in the Anthropocene
By Pavan Sukhdev


Part One Testimonials
Let’s Talk About Forests and Urban Forestation to Redesign the World we live in
Stefano Boeri and Maria Chiara Pastore
The Health of Mankind is the Health of the Planet
Lucio Cavazzoni
Beauty will Save the World
Mimmo Calopresti
Nature’s Freedom
Paolo Cognetti
From Natural Capital to Universal Value
Erri De Luca
The Forest Living Within Us
Tiziano Fratus
Wine is Nature
Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga
The True Wealth of the World
Riccardo Iacona
You Only Need one Wing to Fly
Marta Maggetti
We are Eating up our Capital (the Natural one)
Luca Mercalli
Rock is my Natural Capital
Adam Ondra
The Seasons and Their Gifts
Giancarlo Perbellini

Part Two Analysis and Valuations
Pressure Factorson the Atmosphere
Pressure Factors on Water
Pressure Factors on the Sea


2. SCENARIOS AND TRENDS
Climate Change and Forests
Data on Forestation
The Incidence of Forest Fires
Box European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
Box Data from the EFFIS European Fire Database
Soil use
Desertification and Fragmentation
Effects on Landscape
ISPRA/SNPA Data on Soil Consumption
Data on Urbanisation
Box “Sprinkling”: an Urbanisation Model in Stark Contrast to “Sprawl”
Agricultural Land
Compost: More Carbon in Soils and Less CO2 in the Air
Increasing “Wet” Waste Collection
Box The Importance of Organic Carbon in Soil
The use of Compost in Agricolture
Conservation of Biodiversity
Hydrological Budget
Box The Drought of 2017


3. ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING
Accounting and Statistical Systems for Natural Capital nd Ecosystem Services
Classification: Ecosystem Assets and Abiotic Resources
Monetary Value: Conceptual Peculiarities and Utility
Accounting and Assessment Methodologies
An Application of SEEA-EEA Accounting in Italy
Box System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)
Studies on the Economic Valuation of NC and ESs in Italy


4. FOCUS ON CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES
The Value of Wellbeing
Biodiversity Also Means Cultural Wealth
The Need to not Schematising Excessively...
... but Also the Need to Find a Method
Box Literature Review on the General Characteristics f Cultural Ecosystem Services
Knowing the Opinions of Interested Parties is Essential
Box Experimenting with 5 Italian National Parks


NATURAL CAPITAL: ORIGINS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Encounter Between Ecological Theory and Economic Theory
The People and the Ideas


REGULATORY REFERENCES
European Regulatory References
New Relevant Legislation Concerning Natural Capital
Discipline on BES Indicators in the DEF


THE NATURAL CAPITAL COMMITTEE
The Founding Law, Objectives and Functioning
Members of the Natural Capital Committee

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