Multi capitals conceptual framework development key findings and proof of concept (Unpublished research report to Natural England 2021)

Mansfield, Lois ORCID logo ORCID: (2020) Multi capitals conceptual framework development key findings and proof of concept (Unpublished research report to Natural England 2021). (Unpublished)

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Aim: This paper is part of a larger research project designed to consider the relationship of landscape with a natural capital approach and a multiple capital model. It sought to define the different capitals, explore a multiple capital approach to landscape management and consider the key issues relating to taking a multi capital view. The overall aim of this paper was proof of concept of the application of a multiple capitals approach to landscape by creating a conceptual framework.

Methodology: This paper specifically sets out proof of concept for developing a multiple capital conceptual framework for landscape. It achieved this through building on our initial desk top review of over 70 research papers and studies from the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America that consider landscape, natural capital and other capital. The majority of research focusses on one or two types of capital, often in combination with ecosystem services and assets. We also explored 15 case studies that focus on different capitals, including several that take a multiple capital approach specifically in relation to landscape and from these, the nine most relevant case studies were reviewed in detail and summarised in our Case Study report. This paper then used the findings of the capitals and Case study reviews to explore further the concept of a multiple capitals conceptual framework for landscape. It did this through a critique of four current multiple capital conceptual frameworks, those considering at least five. These focused on the macroscale broad concepts of capitals. We then explored five papers in more detail (the microscale) which considered the sub-themes (termed dimensions) within different capitals and some of the processes available to us to appraise them. Our underlying driver throughout was to evaluate conceptual frameworks to identify those with the most relevance to landscape. Our findings were then synthesised through a series of recommendations from which we built a conceptual framework relating capitals to landscape.

Item Type: Report
Departments: Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)
Depositing User: Lois Mansfield
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 16:51
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:01


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