Now we have the science to value the economic and social benefits of natural infrastructure like wetlands and reefs.
The WAVES program, The Nature Conservancy and others worked closely with the Philippines Government to assess the value of mangroves nationally.
The Natural Capital Project, a partnership of Stanford University, University of Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund brings together academics, software engineers and other professionals to integrate the value nature creates into policy decisions.
New comprehensive Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs make clear that Mangroves and coral reefs provide significant coastal protection benefits.
WAVES and a team of cross-sector researchers led by The Nature Conservancy released a new report to more effectively value nature-based solutions for reducing coastal risks.