With support from WAVES, Costa Rica's Central Bank and Ministry of the Environment and Energy released Costa Rica’s first forest accounts. Results have critical implications for how Costa Rica manages its forest resources.
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Several indicators have the potential to measure progress on the SDGs as well as highlight important trends in the environment more broadly.
Ecosystem accounts for San Martín show that ecosystems contributed nearly $60 million to the regional economy, with households receiving the most benefits.
The accounts will provide information on the social and environmental costs of mining and how mineral resources contribute to the economy.
The biggest regional gathering on NCA brought together participants from 15 countries to discuss how to link accounts with policy.
In a changing climate, over 7 million people and $1 billion in GDP are at risk due to the loss of mangroves, according to a new World Bank working paper.
Colombia's National Planning Department calculates the economic cost of forest fires using NCA.
WAVES Environmental Specialist Ken Bagstad details the challenge of linking biodiversity to economic accounts in an era of globalization and mass extinction.
Ecosystem accounts published by the UK Government for six pilot areas in England and Scotland highlight the important role natural areas play for air quality.
A new report presents a groundbreaking approach to measuring and valuing the ecosystem services of mangroves and coral reefs.