The IUCN-Rio Tinto Natural Capital Project aims to identify and quantify the biodiversity and ecosystem service values in key regions where Rio Tinto operates, in order to incorporate the value of ecosystems services into decision-making. The work builds on an ongoing collaboration between Rio Tinto and the IUCN Economics Programme.
- Exploring ecosystem valuation to move towards Net Positive Impact on biodiversity in the mining sector (Madagascar)
- Valuing the ecosystem impacts of water-use options (Western Australia)
Work plan objective: Identify and quantify biodiversity and ecosystem values in key regions where Rio Tinto operates, modelling how these values may change under “business-as-usual” and “conservation” scenarios.