Environmental policies that invest in natural capital are improving services provided by China's ecosystems, such as flood control and sand storm mitigation, according to research conducted by an international team of scientists.
This new series describes what forest, land and water accounts are, their potential benefits, how they are produced, and what SDG goal they support. They also provide figures, photos and case studies from WAVES countries.
Living shorelines or natural infrastructure can help lessen storm surge and flooding while also providing habitat, water filtration and beautiful places to enjoy.
New accounting methods for natural resources could help governments get to the source of the problem when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on access to water.