MP Alfonso Pérez Gómez introduced legislation that calls for environmental impact assessment of investments to incorporate information provided by natural capital accounting.
La Nación newspaper´s environment journalist Michelle Soto received an award for innovation for sustainable development for her article on natural capital and WAVES work in Costa Rica. The prize ("Bayer journalism award for innovation for sustainable development") was awarded by the multinational Bayer. Its Central American and Caribbean office organized the contest.
High-level officials from statistics offices in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama City June 27-28, 2013 to promote the importance of strengthening environmental statistics and natural capital accounting (NCA) in the region and using the data to influence policy and sustainable development.