Similar term(s): natural capital asset.
An extension of the economic notion of capital (manufactured means of
production) to environmental 'goods and services'. It refers to a stock (e.g., a
forest) which produces a flow of goods (e.g., new trees) and services (e.g.,
carbon sequestration, erosion control, habitat).
Multilingual Environmental Glossary
To refer to something as a capital asset is to imply it is useful in creating
wealth, either in terms of well-being or in monetary terms.
Source: GreenFacts, based on: Green Party of Canada
Español: Capital natural
Français: Capital naturel