There is a growing recognition of the need to move beyond a dependence on traditional measures of economic health, particularly GDP.
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To make it easier for companies to reduce their environmental impacts, businesses have banded together to develop a new healthy ecosystem metric.
The Ministry of Environment of Costa Rica released a new website that provides information regarding the country’s natural resources.
150 representatives from the private sector, civil society, the public sector, and academia participated in a forum aiming to increase natural capital accounting in decision-making.
A forum was held in San José to discuss increasing natural capital accounting in decision-making and in the development of sustainable policies for forests, water and energy.
Experts describe the Corporate Natural Capital Account process developed by Forest Enterprise Englandto inform decision-making and demonstrate the social and environmental returns on public investment.
A new natural capital biodiversity metric will act as an "internal change management tool" that allows companies to define and translate what environmental footprints look like in a business context.
Its cost advantages over grey infrastructure are huge. It develops resilient communities by conserving water, soil and habitat.
The depletion of natural resources in Least Developed Countries reduces the net savings and jeopardizes growth.