The new approach to planning embraces sustainability, for all.
Natural capital accounting is a system for assessing sustainability and resilience of the economic...
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This paper advances the application of ecosystem accounts in a regional case study by explicitly and spatially linking impacts of human and natural activities on ecosystem assets and services to their associated industries.
New data on land cover change in Europe up to 2012 show that total land cover change increased from the 2000‑2006 period to the 2006‑2012 period.
Costa Rica has prepared three main accounts—for forests, water, and energy—using the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). Results from the first set of accounts will start to reveal the value of natural capital’s contributions to society. This data will help to define the country’s policies into the future.
The Philippines is producing mineral, mangrove, and ecosystem accounts. The data generated will give a clearer picture of the country’s natural capital resources and provide input for investment and policy decisions.
With WAVES support, Colombia has produced water, land, and timber/forest accounts at the national level; ecosystem accounts at the regional level; and land, water, and expenditure accounts at the watershed level. These accounts make it possible to better assess the real value of natural capital to the economy.
Natural resources have long played a significant role in Indonesia’s economy. Efforts are ongoing to strengthen the existing environment and economic accounting system and develop more robust indicators to measure sustainability. Careful attention to how natural resources are used, depleted, and replenished is of paramount importance for national planning.