This article from the journal Science examines China’s first national ecosystem assessment (2000–2010), designed to quantify and help manage change in ecosystem services. The abstract is available for free, while the full article is available for purchase.
To help Chinese financial institutions understand the environmental risks of their investments, Trucost has developed a model that quantifies natural capital costs of 35 business sectors in China selected in collaboration with project partner ICBC. This model attributes these natural capital costs to the portfolios of the financial institutions through their equity or loan exposures to these sectors.
Six different assessment approaches were used to estimate ecosystem service value (ESV) for a National Nature Reserve in southwest China, across different management zones
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Author(s): Charlotte E. L. ,
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.