On Thursday November 21, 2019, representatives from 18 African countries met for the first ‘Africa Forum on Natural Capital Accounting’ in Kampala, Uganda.
Representatives from 18 African countries committed to create a new Community of Practice on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in Africa.
The GDSA is a sustainability initiative led by African countries.
The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever in 2017, when we are devising the means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
President of Botswana Seretse Khama Ian Khama said that the depletion of natural capital is threatening social and economic sustenance of Africans.
President Khama has urged parties to the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa to scale up their efforts.
Dr. Kim Reuter with the Gaborone Declaration on Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) blogs on NCA progress in the region, and its critical importance.
Through the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, countries are using natural capital accounting to measure and value their resources for better policy decisions.
Conservation International and the GDSA Secretariat initiated a three-country scoping effort as a follow up to recent meetings.