Now we have the science to value the economic and social benefits of natural infrastructure like wetlands and reefs.
Dr. Kim Reuter with the Gaborone Declaration on Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) blogs on NCA progress in the region, and its critical importance.
The WAVES program, The Nature Conservancy and others worked closely with the Philippines Government to assess the value of mangroves nationally.
Portia Segomelo shares experiences from Botswana's natural capital accounting program.
Around 70 representatives of eight WAVES countries, plus donors, UN agencies, academics, and experts, attended the two-day meeting in Kigali.
WAVES, a global partnership program led by the World Bank which started in 2012, is aimed at assisting countries to compile natural capital accounts for their key natural resources.
Data previously used to register land ownership is now being used to track changes in land use and provide information for development planning.