Shot in Colombia's Chingaza National Park at the source of the Chuza River, a main water supply for Bogota's 8 million residents, World Bank Lead Economist Carter Brandon describes how nature's assets contribute to a nation's total wealth. Watch the video.
WAVES will work with Colombia to quantify all the functions provided by Lake Tota, such as water for drinking, agriculture, tourism, and fishing, and provide evidence for decision-making with leaders from the National Dept. of Planning in Colombia.
High-level officials from statistics offices in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama City June 27-28, 2013 to promote the importance of strengthening environmental statistics and natural capital accounting (NCA) in the region and using the data to influence policy and sustainable development.