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Feature Story Nov 18, 2022

In Zambia, Natural Capital Accounts Ensure Future Prosperity for All

With 40% of its wealth in natural resources, Zambia has made environmental sustainability one of its top priorities, recognizing Natural Capital Accounting as an essential tool for success.

Seminar Series

GPS Seminar Series

GPS Seminar Series features systematic approaches, real-life case-studies, and lessons learned from around the world.

Forum Nov 02, 2022

6th Policy Forum on Natural Capital

The 2022 Forum focused on financing for nature with discussion on the role natural capital, ecosystem services data and analytics play in investment and policy decisions.

Blog Aug 08, 2022

Data brings new perspectives to watershed conservation

Using detailed satellite imagery, watershed research team gets more significant results with less investment.


The Changing Wealth of Nations 2021: Managing Assets for the Future

The publication provides an updated database and rich analysis of the world’s wealth accounts spanning 146 countries, annually from 1995 to 2018.

Event Jun 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Mangroves for the World, Best Practices in Mangroves Management

The launch of the “The Economics of Large-Scale Mangrove Conservation and Restoration in Indonesia" report.

Webinar May 05, 2022

Towards Fast, Transparent, Standardized and Customizable Ecosystem Accounts

The Artificial Intelligence for Environment & Sustainability team, in collaboration with the UN has developed a web-based application in support of the implementation of the System of Environmental Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting that was adopted in 2021 as a statistical standard.

Report Jun 30, 2021

The Economic Case for Nature

The report uses innovative economic modelling techniques to estimate how changes in select ecosystem services impact the economy, helping decision-makers understand the cost of inaction.

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The Global Program on Sustainability (GPS) promotes the use of high-quality data and analysis on natural capital, ecosystem services, and sustainability to better inform decisions made by governments, the private sector, and financial institutions.



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Beyond GDP: Measuring the Wealth of Nations for Green, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth



Mainstreaming Nature and the Road to Kunming

The Road to Kunming - Devising the World Bank's contribution to build a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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