NATURAL CAPITAL
ASSESSMENT

SENCE – Spatial Evidence for Natural Capital Evaluation – is the market leading natural capital tool designed by Environment Systems which provides place-based information on natural capital. With over 70 projects completed worldwide, it gives policy makers and land managers the evidence to quantify natural capital stock, model opportunities, future scenarios and manage risk – all in the context of nature recovery, net-zero and climate change.

We are using the SENCE tool to assess natural capital stocks and opportunities at all scales with some examples of recent projects described below:

National

Using Met Office UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) and Agricultural Land Classification data we completed a project led by the Welsh government to model land suitability for 118 different crop types, under current conditions and nine projected climate change scenarios. Read more.

Landscape

We are delivering projects for UK Protected Landscapes (AONBs and National Parks) to provide maps and statistics to create and update their Management Plans, develop Local Nature Recovery Strategies, and communicate these with farmers, landowners and other partners and stakeholders. See Cotswolds National Landscape example here.

Farm, estate and farm cluster

We are mapping and measuring baselines, and modelling scenarios for landowners enabling them to holistically assess their opportunities from natural, social and financial capitals. Our on-the-ground, remote aerial and satellite services, monitor and update their data, providing ‘living maps’ and enabling them to manage land and make informed data-driven decisions.

Field

We are working with landowners to capture data and monetise new sources of income from carbon sequestration and biodiversity net gain. We partner with the UK Carbon Code of Conduct, a block-chain enabled register for buyers and sellers to trade carbon and biodiversity credits.

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