From around the web

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.

Accounting for natural resources vital for national development – Govt

(Money FM Zambia)
November 27, 2018

Government of Zambia says it is vital to account for natural resources in calculation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the wider national development.

Govt committed to developing natural resources, say Muhakanizi

(Daily Monitor)
October 26, 2018

Waves is working together with the Uganda government to support and build capacity in the measurement and valuation of natural assets and ecosystem services.

Natural capital in the 21st century

(The Hindu)
May 24, 2018

India must calculate ‘its green GDP’ to factor in the value of the environment in its growth.

Putting a value on natural capital

(Australian Banking and Finance)
August 09, 2017

On top of quantifying the impacts of climate risk on loan books, assets portfolios and insurances lines, banks will also need to assess ‘natural capital’ impacts of its own footprint and that of its customer base.

Research values soil’s natural capital

(Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
July 27, 2017

Soil scientists have set out a Europe-wide framework for developing a natural capital accounting structure for soil which considers the impact of land use change, climate change and pollution.

What is natural capital?

July 10, 2017

Natural capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets including soil, air, water and all living things, which combine  to create an ecosystem that makes life possible.

Natural Capital Protocol drives sustainability thinking

(Infrastructure News)
July 05, 2017

The recently released Natural Capital Protocol promises to give business a new appreciation of the ecosystem services on which they rely.

Agencies Launch Initiatives for Valuing and Financing Water

(International Institute for Sustainable Development)
July 04, 2017

The OECD has launched a Roundtable on Financing Water to promote investments in maintaining water security and achieving the water-related SDGs.