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The economic crisis has revived the old idea that protecting the environment is a luxury we can’t afford, but in fact the natural environment offers many solutions to the present crisis. Properly managed, ecosystems around the world are a valuable societal and economic resource - from fish stocks to rainforests. There can be no economic stability without ecological stability.

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Blog post // August 13, 2015

Earth Overshoot Day: the debt we can’t ignore

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Video // July 23, 2015

How to achieve good lives that don’t cost the earth

NEF's Saamah Abdallah talks at TEDx Southampton 2015 More

Blog post // June 25, 2015

Helping environmentalists talk economics

Knowing how to argue in policymakers’ language can only help campaigners More

Publication // November 2, 2012

Natural solutions

In the context of economic and environmental crisis,governments will need to find new ways to deliver well-being to society. Thenatural environment is a key resource to do so in a cost-effective way.