Ecosystem accounts for San Martín show that ecosystems contributed nearly $60 million to the regional economy, with households receiving the most benefits.
The biggest regional gathering on NCA brought together participants from 15 countries to discuss how to link accounts with policy.
An open-source data platform recently launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) is enabling scientists to lift the lid on clouds, allowing for faster and more precise monitoring and mapping of changes to land use in tropical places where clouds are a persistent feature.
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.
Conservation International’s Ana Rodriguez blogs about her visit to Peru’s San Martín region where she is part of a team working on the Ecosystem Values Assessment and Accounting (EVA) project, a collaboration between CI’s Moore Center for Science and Oceans, CI-Peru, the World Bank and the Peruvian government. EVA is intended to be a World Bank case study in the emerging field of “ecosystem accounting”.