Environment Agency natural capital register and account tool

A beautiful spring scene of the Lake District fells and fields

The Environment Agency recently launched their natural capital register and account tool, and accompanying natural capital scorecard. This tool presents the value, quantity and quality of natural resources in a place, changing the way we see the environment and the value it provides, as well as helping to monitor net gain, or net loss, of natural assets.

eftec, in collaboration with Viridian Logic, Countryscape, ABPmer, WRc and the Environment Agency developed the existing tool to improve its underlying evidence base and scope of benefits as well as enhancing its functionality to allow for local, place-based input and assessment to support operational use, ownership and encourage engagement with others.

The tools and supporting reports, guidance and training video can be requested from the Environment Agency’s Natural Capital Team: naturalcapital@environment-agency.gov.uk.