Natural Capital Accounting

Environmental Accounts Promise Big Changes for Water & Forests in Australia

20th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This podcast was originally published on ABC Radio.  “As Australia’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened and environmental pressures continue to get worse, it’s long been proposed that part of the solution is valuing ‘natural capital’ — things like clean air, water, healthy soils and environmental assets like forests. A framework for a national system of environmental… [more]

Natural Capital Accounts & Public Policy Decisions: Findings From a Survey

18th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecological Economics “Abstract: There have been many initiatives and policy commitments in natural capital accounting in the recent years. Based on a survey for statistical offices, ministries and independent experts worldwide, we provide some preliminary evidence that there is very little use of natural capital accounts for public policy decisions… [more]

London Borough of Barnet Corporate Natural Capital Account

13th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by London Borough of Barnet. “In common with all London local authorities, the London Borough of Barnet (LB Barnet) recognises the huge contribution made by green infrastructure to the wellbeing of its residents and the success of its economy. Barnet has always been characterised as a green and leafy borough of low… [more]

African Countries Lead on Natural Capital Accounting – World Bank

5th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This video was produced by by the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, Conservation International, and WAVES. “Natural capital — including resources like water, forests, fisheries, rivers and wildlife — represents a critical asset, especially for lower income countries, where it makes up a significant share of total wealth. However, the full contribution of natural capital is not captured… [more]

Unsustainable Development Pathways Caused by Tropical Deforestation

20th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Science Advances. “Abstract: Global sustainability strategies require assessing whether countries’ development trajectories are sustainable over time. However, sustainability assessments are limited because losses of natural capital and its ecosystem services through deforestation have not been comprehensively incorporated into national accounts. We update the national accounts of 80 nations… [more]

WAVES, ECLAC Support Natural Capital Approaches in Latin America & the Caribbean

9th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.  Highlights: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership indicates that Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries are increasingly using natural capital accounting (NCA) to inform decision making on policies and planning in areas such as monitoring energy and natural resource extraction… [more]