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African ESP conference: Natural capital accounting critical to sustainable ecosystem

January 16, 2017

ICRAF hosted the first regional African Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference on 21-25 November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Australia must make the environment integral to economic decision-making

(The Conversation)
January 15, 2017

Our economic system functions within, not alongside, an environmental reality. The tools have been created over the past twenty years to factor the environment into our decision making. We just need to take the next step.

Growth prospects under a changing climate

(Japan Times)
January 10, 2017

To deliver sustained growth and wellbeing, we need to value natural capital, recognize the human hand in climate change and take preventive action against climate-related calamities.

Botswana State of the Nation Address: Economic Outlook

(The Patriot)
December 12, 2016

In his State of the Nation Address, President of the Republic of Botswana Ian Khama reiterated the country's commitment to natural capital accounting efforts. 

DFID Supports Second Phase of WAVES Partnership

December 08, 2016

WAVES began its second phase (2016 - 2020), with the UK’s Department for International Development becoming the first donor to contribute to the WAVES+ Multi Donor Trust Fund.

Palawan’s Natural Assets to Undergo Recreational Services Accounting

December 03, 2016

In the Philippines, WAVES is supporting the production of ecosystem acounts for the island of Palawan, with a focus on recreational services. 

Let’s Talk Business: Bridging the Gap Between the Financial World and the Natural

(Sustainable Brands)
November 28, 2016

Let’s Talk Business! – a natural capital conference in The Hague organized by Platform BEE, aimed to address the missing link between the natural and financial worlds.

Speech by The Prince of Wales at the 2016 Accounting for Sustainability Summit

(Royal Central)
November 19, 2016

The Prince of Wales gave a speech at this year’s annual Accounting for Sustainability Summit (A4S), an initiative of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF).

Trees grow slowly but changes in forestry are coming quickly

(The Scotsman)
November 16, 2016

With the continued growth of Scotland's forested areas, the shape of the forestry sector is changing.

12 ways environment and development sectors can collaborate to meet the SDGs

(The Guardian)
October 31, 2016

The 2030 agenda intertwines goals for human development and environmental protection. An expert panel explains how the two sectors can work together