Forests and trees, celebrated on March 21, the International Day of Forests, are a cornerstone of addressing climate change and provide significant economic, social and health benefits.
As a result of the agreement reached at COP21, financial infrastructures to address climate change are being created, and encourage trillions of dollars of investment for adaptation to climate change. In the Caribbean, projects are focusing on stabilizing shorelines, reducing flooding, improving public access and protecting the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and the valuable services they provide.
A blog by WAVES Senior Environmental Economist Juan Pablo Castaneda on NCA efforts and the importance of working with partners in Latin America where immense natural resources are being depleted.
An infographic showing how forests clean the air and water, offset climate change, and provide food and habitat for wildlife.
An interview with WAVES Consultant Michael Vardon on Colombia's work to build natural capital accounts for forests, land and water, and how results can link to policy.
It is now understood that healthy functioning peatlands are a key part of our natural capital worth billions in terms of the services they provide for biodiversity, water regulation and carbon storage.
Botswana's President highlights NCA in his annual State-of-the-Nation address and at the Paris climate conference.
Natural resources lie at the heart of all human development stories from the first settlers who tilled the soil to later civilizations who have relied on resource extraction. Today, nature holds a powerful solution to development and environmental challenges, blogs Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy.
Delegates from the World Forum on Natural Capital sent a letter to world leaders attending the UN Climate Conference in Paris stressing the climate crisis cannot be solved without halting the rapid erosion and loss of natural capital.