Natural capital

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).

Source: EEA 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 Capital asset 


Español: Capital natural
Français: Capital naturel

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