Features and Blogs

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Natural capital and ecosystem services making WAVES in Oceania

WAVES was well represented at the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum on March 27-31, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, with work by the Philippines held up as a leading example.

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Zambia joins WAVES+, identifies priority accounts during stakeholder consultation

Zambia is the first to join as a core implementing country under the second phase of WAVES.

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Demand Grows in Africa for Water Accounting

The Center for Applied Research spoke to WAVES about supporting the Botswana Department of Water Affairs, and progress being made on NCA in Africa.

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Rwanda launches first Natural Capital Accounts to inform economic planning

Rwanda presented the first results of its Natural Capital Accounting process during a national workshop in Kigali.

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Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean make progress implementing Natural Capital Accounting

More countries in the LAC region are using NCA as a tool to inform their public policy decisions.

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WAVES Hosts First Policy Forum with the Netherlands Government

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, the forum involved 45 participants from 15 countries, including high-income countries with years of NCA experience. 

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Indonesia Hosts First WAVES South-South Knowledge Exchange

The event brought together 60 participants from Indonesia, Australia, Botswana, and the Philippines to share experiences on implementing natural capital accounting.

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Valuing Water Sources in Turkey: A Methodological Overview and Case Study

A methodology for estimating the economic value of water, with a case study in Turkey

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Defining concepts to value resources and assess sustainability using ecosystem accounting

A new paper defines four key concepts for ecosystem accounting, illustrated with real-world examples. 

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Indonesia: Embracing Natural Capital Accounting for Better Development Decisions

Indonesia is making signficiant progress on natural capital accounting, including learning from others' experiences on integrating accounts into policymaking. 

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