Over the last century, our species has increasingly dominated the earth, expanding, developing, growing … but also polluting and depleting our non-renewable resources, creating irreversible losses in biodiversity.
WAVES has helpsed Indonesia implement a system that calculates the physical and monetary values of natural resources using an accounting system, or often referred to as Natural Capital Accounting, or NCA. Through NCA, natural resources can be mainstreamed into development policy and planning. This video captures the impact that accounting has had on policy-making in Indonesia.
Natural Capital Finance Alliance has showcased the world’s first step-by-step guide to help banks conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment.
The Billion Tree Tsunami initiative is helping to shift the current mindset of treating forests as ‘timber revenue’ machines towards one that considers treating them as valued ‘natural capital.’
An interview with WAVES Program Manager Stig Johansson on how natural resources contribute to countries' economies, including Colombia.
The U.S. Administration issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making.
World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, writes in this blog that economic growth needs to be inclusive and sustainable, include access to energy, responsible resource management, and good governance.