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Natural Capital Accounting and Policy

This new series of briefs demonstrates the progress made by five WAVES countries in translating NCA into policy, and also looks at three thematic areas: forests, water and energy.

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Realising the value of accounting for the forests of the Victorian Central Highlands, Australia

Accounts highlight the benefits from plantations and natural forests, to inform forest management policies.

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Accounting for natural capital in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Kim Reuter with the Gaborone Declaration on Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) blogs on NCA progress in the region, and its critical importance.

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Mighty mangroves of the Philippines: Valuing wetland benefits for risk reduction and conservation

The WAVES program, The Nature Conservancy and others worked closely with the Philippines Government to assess the value of mangroves nationally.

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Optimizing government policy to achieve sustainability: The natural capital accounting way

Portia Segomelo shares experiences from Botswana's natural capital accounting program.

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Rwanda co-hosts WAVES’ 7th annual meeting

Around 70 representatives of eight WAVES countries, plus donors, UN agencies, academics, and experts, attended the two-day meeting in Kigali.

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Australia's Environmental-Economic Accounts 2015

Las cuentas más recientes de Australia muestran un panorama amplio y coherente de existencias ambientales, flujos y transacciones. La versión 2015 incluye información sobre las cuentas de carbono y cuentas de gastos ambientales.

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Green Trees and Lake

The Phil-WAVES mission in the Philippines this February demonstrated the successful convergence of theory and practice of natural capital accounting.

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Declining stocks of forests, farmland, fish and other natural resources threaten to derail economic growth around the world and curb progress against poverty, the World Bank warned on Wednesday. To prevent this, countries need to move toward more resource-efficient “green growth”, said Rachel Kyte, the bank’s vice president for sustainable development.

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