Environmental policies that invest in natural capital are improving services provided by China's ecosystems, such as flood control and sand storm mitigation, according to research conducted by an international team of scientists.
This new series describes what forest, land and water accounts are, their potential benefits, how they are produced, and what SDG goal they support. They also provide figures, photos and case studies from WAVES countries.
With support from WAVES, Costa Rica's Central Bank and Ministry of the Environment and Energy released Costa Rica’s first forest accounts. Results have critical implications for how Costa Rica manages its forest resources.
One company is trying to measure exactly how much urban trees are worth, but some things defy calculation.
An infographic on the ecosystem benefits of Quebec's Maple Forests.
A Canada-wide pilot program aims to show municipalities the value of maintaining the country’s original infrastructure – nature.
Studies value Ireland's natural capital - or the wider environment - at €2.6bn a year, and includes the economic value of timber, the value that pollinators play in growing crops and the recreational value of the outdoors.