8.2 Resource Use in Society

Natural capital refers to the stock of natural resources a nation (or the planet) has. Natural capital may have more or less value in the future (its value is “dynamic”).


1Natural capital and natural income
2(Mis-) management of natural capital
3The dynamic nature of natural capital
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Essay Task

“Explain how a society‚Äôs culture, religion and history can influence the value of its natural capital. Include one or more named examples of natural capital to support your answer.” [9 marks]

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