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The Irish Times view on the biodiversity crisis: nature’s wake-up call

(The Irish Times)
February 25, 2019

Something fundamental may be shifting in the way we see our relationship with the natural world.

Why is environmental accounting essential for India?

(Fortune India)
February 23, 2019

Depletion of natural capital is an irreversible process and steps to assess and combat this are needed urgently.

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

February 22, 2019

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

World's food supply 'under threat' from increasing loss of biodiversity, warns UN report

(The Independent)
February 22, 2019

Plants, animals and micro-organisms crucial to indirectly upholding the human diet are dying out, study shows

Undervaluing of nature has lead to its destruction, conference told

(The Irish Times)
February 20, 2019

This long-term failure to incorporate nature into decision-making had led to over exploitation of the natural environment and under investment in maintaining biodiversity, she told the first ever National Biodiversity Conference, which is being staged at Dublin Castle.

Protecting small forests fails to protect bird biodiversity

(Science Daily)
February 20, 2019

Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a new study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ecological integrity.

EPA set to update Energy sources data for Ghana

(Business Ghana)
February 19, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has began a process aimed at compiling Energy Accounts within the next six months to produce data on the usage of energy sources to enable Ghana measure and protect the environment.

NCFA: Ground-Breaking Guide Launched in South Africa to Empower Banks to Assess Natural Capital Risk

(AP News)
January 29, 2019

Natural Capital Finance Alliance has showcased the world’s first step-by-step guide to help banks conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment.

Moving #BeyondGDP - Q&A with Dr. Sofia Ahlroth

(Green Growth Knowledge Platform )
January 07, 2019

Green Growth Knowledge Platform asked thought leaders to share their insight on new approaches to wealth accounting and the challenges of moving beyond GDP. 

How GDSA is supporting African nations to integrate natural capital into development plans

(Gaborone Declaration)
December 03, 2018

Last year, WAVES program stated that “African countries lead on natural capital accounting”. The recent flurry of activity on the continent appears to support this.