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natural capital

n.
The collection of natural resources of a region together with its ecosystem services, viewed broadly in terms of overall economic value. In addition to the wealth represented by natural resources, natural capital takes into account the economic costs of pollution, waste, depletion, and environmental degradation.
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However, as climate change and biodiversity loss escalate, we're learning the hard way that these natural capital assets give us our agriculture and our climate, and the raw materials that underpin our industries.
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Its emphasis is on the assets of wealth, which are produced capital, natural capital, human capital and net foreign assets.
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Now another concept is taking hold, one that builds a more nuanced argument for valuing things in order to save them: natural capital. The phrase is an umbrella term for the worlds stocks of natural assets - plants, animals, air, water, soils, minerals - which yield benefits that actually make human life possible.