Ecosystem accounts in the Philippines show deforestation and pollution have degraded natural resources in Laguna de Bay, but found some improvement in southern Palawan’s forest cover.
In a press briefing in the Philippines on October 12th, data was presented from a pilot area of the Philippine's WAVES program.
ProEcoServ assessed ecosystem services such as water, soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile.
Often identified as one of the most important environmental risks worldwide, water scarcity is in fact an effect, and not a cause of the underlying issues: degradation of natural, built and social capital and inadequate water allocation and usage, altogether exacerbated by climate change.
Botswana’s water accounting unit learned new techniques to improve data collection and reduce analysis and turnaround time for water accounts.