The message on the opening day of the Fourth Annual WAVES Partnership Meeting is that natural capital accounting is informing new policy and long-term development planning, and that finance and planning ministers are listening. Agenda and presentations.
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Watch a World Bank Live event and a series of high-level discussions on how countries are moving beyond GDP toward valuing their natural capital and making it count for development. Follow #BeyondGDP on Twitter.
WAVES is hosting a Global Workshop on Forest Accounting May 11-13 to provide technical training for countries at different stages in the development of forest accounts. It is the first in a series of workshops to build a vibrant community of practice.
WAVES Senior Environmental Economist, Urvashi Narain, writes about a shift taking place in an Indian state to re-position forests as an integral component to economic growth.
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA) provides internationally-agreed standards for producing comparable statistics on the environment and its relationship with the economy.