“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch — a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP
Forests generated economic benefits in the form of cash and in-kind income equivalent to 12.86 percent of GDP in 2012 and 2013.
The GDSA is a sustainability initiative led by African countries.
Participants gathered in The Hague for the 2nd Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy.
The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever in 2017, when we are devising the means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
WAVES spoke with Steven King at UNEP about his latest work on species accounting and improving our understanding of links between species, the environment and the economy,