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The paper outlines the development challenges and opportunities associated with blue and green biodiversity and ecosystem services and offers insights that could inform the design and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The report makes a powerful case that economic development and the state of biodiversity and ecosystem services are closely linked.
Feasibilty of Measuring Tourism Sustainability in the Kyrgyz Republic : A Technical Report (English)
Tourism has the potential to become one of the key sectors that will generate growth and jobs and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has identified tourism as one of the four development priorities. The tourism industry could be based on the sustainable management of the country’s rich natural capital, including forests and landscapes. The country needs a high-quality and reliable tourism sector data system to be able to measure and trace its contribution to the overall economy.
Forest Accounts of Kyrgyz Republic : Kyrgyz Republic Integrated Forest Ecosystem Management Project - KR WAVES Plus (English)
This technical report shows the results of the pilot implementation of Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for Forests in the Kyrgyz Republic for the year 2018 under the KR WAVES Plus initiative, using the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) framework.
This insight brief serves to provide a comprehensive overview and enhance understanding of the commercialization of nipa palm products and the production practices within the mangrove landscapes in the Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar.
This insight brief serves to provide a comprehensive overview and enhance understanding of the commercialization of aquaculture farmed products and the production practices within the mangrove landscapes in the Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar.
This study comprises intensive data collection, including mapping and on-ground assessment of mangrove resources, detailed household surveys on how community members use mangroves and what incomes they receive, accumulation of knowledge of costs for restoration, and management activities by governments and non-government organizations.
There are compelling reasons for asset owners – in particular large pension funds and sovereign wealth funds – to adopt sustainable investment, and for governments to support them in these endeavors.
Government Pension Fund : Thailand Environmental, Social, and Governance Weight and Score - Asset Valuation Methodology (English)
This report provides a detailed description of the approach, explaining how one can analyze and weight ESG factors at the sectoral and at the company or issuer level, and how one incorporates these into asset valuation and pricing. The aim is to make the methodology transparent to concerned stakeholders and to share ideas to institutional investor peers.
This article is intended as a summary of the type of guidance World Bank teams aim to provide investors we work with who are starting on the journey of sustainable investing, with questions investors may ask themselves.