Monday, April 6, 2015

Natural Capital

Natural capital is the sum of natural resources and natural services. Examples of natural resources and natural services are listed below:

Natural resources:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Land
  • Soil
  • Life (Biodiversity)
  • Non renewable minerals (Iron, Copper, Sand)
  • Renewable energy (Sun, Wind, Flowing water) and
  • Non renewable energy (Fossil fuels, Nuclear power)

Natural services:

  • Air purification
  • Water purification
  • Soil renewal
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Food production
  • Pollination
  • Grassland renewal
  • Forest renewal
  • Waster treatment
  • Climate control
  • Population control (Species interaction) and
  • Pest control

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