A detailed analysis of the Central Highlands' forests in Victoria, Australia, concludes the net economic contribution from forestry in the area is relatively minor compared to the contribution to the state's water supply, tourism and farming.
Environmental policies that invest in natural capital are improving services provided by China's ecosystems, such as flood control and sand storm mitigation, according to research conducted by an international team of scientists.
This new series describes what forest, land and water accounts are, their potential benefits, how they are produced, and what SDG goal they support. They also provide figures, photos and case studies from WAVES countries.
Nearly 100 experts working on NCA gathered in Costa Rica for the WAVES' sixth annual partnership meeting to discuss how to embed NCA in policy-making.
WAVES offers an opportunity for Botswana to determine the physical stock of its natural resources and prepare monetary accounts; the results can be used in economic planning in order to reach sustainable development.
Ecosystem accounts for San Martín show that ecosystems contributed nearly $60 million to the regional economy, with households receiving the most benefits.