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also referred to as ‘natural assets’

Refers to both the living (e.g. fish stocks, forests) and non-living (e.g. minerals, energy resources) aspects of nature which produce value to people, both directly and indirectly. It is this capital that underpins all other capital in our economy and society.

(Natural capital refers to the actual stock of natural assets that provides value whereas ecosystem services refer to the flow of benefits that this stock provides.)

SoilCare Project (2023) Glossary. Available at: https://www.soilcare-project.eu/resources/glossary (Accessed: 10 July 2023).
LANDMARK (2018) Landmark Glossary. Available at: https://landmarkproject.eu/landmark-glossary/ (Accessed: 10 July 2023)..

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