The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) is a framework that integrates economic and environmental data to provide a more comprehensive and multipurpose view of the interrelationships between the economy and the environment and the stocks and changes in stocks of environmental assets, as they bring benefits to humanity.
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The purpose of this policy brief is to provide the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its audiences with a broad overview of the importance of coastal natural capital for sustainable development. The brief highlights the role of nature-based infrastructure and integrated solutions for building coastal resilience and proposes critical areas of work to effectively address development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Water security is at the core of several national development plans and sustainable development goals (SDGs): access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), and as an input to food security (SDG 2) and energy (SDG 7). Increasing demand and competition for water requires better information to direct investments and maximize benefits for all. Natural capital accounting can provide indicators to help policy design, monitoring, and cost-recovery strategies.
This study uses high-resolution flood and loss models to quantify the impacts of coastal wetlands in the northeastern USA on (i) regional flood damages by Hurricane Sandy and (ii) local annual flood losses in Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey.
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.