Natural resources have long played a significant role in Indonesia’s economy. Efforts are ongoing to strengthen the existing environment and economic accounting system and develop more robust indicators to measure sustainability. Careful attention to how natural resources are used, depleted, and replenished is of paramount importance for national planning.
With WAVES support, Colombia has produced water, land, and timber/forest accounts at the national level; ecosystem accounts at the regional level; and land, water, and expenditure accounts at the watershed level. These accounts make it possible to better assess the real value of natural capital to the economy.
This study uses high-resolution flood and loss models to quantify the impacts of coastal wetlands in the northeastern USA on (i) regional flood damages by Hurricane Sandy and (ii) local annual flood losses in Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey.
The Great Barrier Reef is a globally significant area located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia. The reef's terrestrial and marine ecosystems provide a number of benefits to humans through the generation and use of ecosystem services.
Author(s): Australian Bureau of ,
The Experimental Environmental Account for Waste is the first stage of compilation to highlight and measure the inputs, generation and management (use) of waste as it flows to the environment, is taken for treatment, stored or is used within the economy of Fiji.
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Author(s): Fiji Bureau of Stati ,
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.