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Massive Show of Support for Action on Natural Capital Accounting at Rio Summit

(World Bank)
June 20, 2012

Over fifty countries and 86 private companies have joined forces behind the move to factor the value of natural assets like clean air, clean water, forests and other ecosystems into business decision-making and countries systems of national accounting.

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Incorporating Nature Into Decision-Making in Madagascar

(Conservation International)
June 18, 2012

In this blog, Conservation International’s Rosimeiry Portela describes some of her field research in Madagascar. She and her small team of scientists are in the country conducting an analysis on ecosystem services from the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor (CAZ).

Photo Credit: Cristina Mittermeier via Conservation International

World Bank Welcomes African Leadership on Natural Capital Accounting

(World Bank)
May 25, 2012

The World Bank’s Vice President for Sustainable Development, Rachel Kyte, on May 25, 2012 welcomed the strong endorsement from ten African countries for natural capital accounting - a tool for factoring countries’ natural assets into their systems of national accounting. 

Funding From Japan to Support WAVES Partnership

(WAVES)
May 25, 2012

The Government of Japan has announced a financial commitment of $US3million to support the global partnership on Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES).

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