Nov 18, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
The fourth Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy will take place on 18-19 November 2019 in Kampala, Uganda. The 2019 NCA Policy Forum is co-organized by the World Bank, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the Government of Netherlands, and the Government of Uganda.
The theme for this year’s Forum is Measuring and valuing natural capital for improved landscape management. The objective is to explore how Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and integrated landscape management can work together to accelerate both national agendas, such as land use planning and protection of ecosystem services, and international goals and targets, such as the Bonn Challenge, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Participants to the Forum will include government representatives from developing and developed countries, as well as from organizations working on NCA, environmental-economic policy, and sustainable landscape management. Two background papers have been prepared to enable a richer discussion. The draft pre-Forum version can be downloaded below.
- PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency: Integrated Landscape Management and Natural Capital Accounting: Working Together for Sustainable Development by Johan Meijer, Ezra Berkhout, Chloe Hill and Michael Vardon
- The World Bank: World Bank Landscape Projects: What Role for Natural Capital Accounting? by Stefano Pagiola and Shun Chonabayashi
On Wednesday, 20 November, the Government of Uganda will organize a field trip to an ecosystem around Kampala to offer a chance for participants to appreciate vital services the ecosystem offers to the community.
Back-to-back with the NCA Policy Forum, on Thursday, 21 November, an Africa Regional NCA Policy Forum will be held. The objective of this event will be to form a Regional Community of Practice on NCA for Africa: identifying common challenges and opportunities and to discuss how countries can support each other in mainstreaming natural capital considerations into policy. The Community of Practice will be supported by the World Bank, the Gaborone Declaration for a Sustainable Africa (GDSA), UNSD and the Government of Netherlands. Representatives from African countries as well as organizations working in Africa will be invited to join this event.