Australia's Victorian Central Highlands is a diverse region with towns, agricultural land, forests and waterways. Managing the various land use activities within the region is complex due to conflicting land use activities. Not all land uses supported by the community are mutually compatible, and the Victorian Government therefore needs to make informed evidence-based decisions by evaluating the benefits and trade-offs of different land uses.
Country Brief (4p) ,
Author(s): Heather Keith, Micha ,
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) conducted an environment statistics assessment which identified energy as a priority area. The FSM Department of Resources and Development, Division of Statistics with support from ESCAP Pacific Office, produced experimental energy accounts using the System of Environment-Economic Accounting. Energy data was compiled for all four states, as well as at the national level.
This article scopes the development of ecosystem accounts for mountains, moorlands and heathlands and discusses several methodological challenges arising from the unique characteristics of these habitats.
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Author(s): UK Office for Nation ,
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.