Dec 03, 2013 to Dec 04, 2013
International Conference on Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy (VANTAGE) in Africa
The international conference on VANTAGE showcased successful efforts by countries and various organizations in the valuation and accounting of natural capital that have contributed to promoting atransformation to a green economy. The conference, held at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, also sought to promote awareness and buy in for future efforts. Participants included senior Government officials and key decision makers in Africa and other parts of the world, as well as prominent experts in the field of valuation and accounting of natural capital who have been involved in key initiatives such as ProEcoServ, IWR, WAVES, TEEB, the joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI), and SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting. The conference wasconvened by UNEP in partnership with the World Bank, the United Nations Statistics Division, the African Union Commission and the Government of Kenya.