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Global Program on Sustainability

A systematic approach to measuring the contribution of natural capital to a country’s development is critical to shifting investment towards sustainable growth, and to help address biodiversity loss and climate change crises

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Pillar 1:

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As countries strive to achieve SDGs, the notion of sustainability has taken center stage. Pillar 1 of GPS will have improved global measurements of natural capital and ecosystem services.

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Pillar 2

Implementation

GPS will build countries` capacity to produce and use natural capital accounting for policy and planning decisions. The program is working with 18 countries to measure and value natural resources.

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Pillar 3

Incentives

This part of the program will promote research and provide tools on how environmental factors impact risk and financial returns in fixed income markets.

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About the Program

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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Uganda Starts Work on Accounting its Natural Capital

Uganda’s prospect for long-term growth is linked to sound management of country’s natural capital base. They will be accounting for forests, land, and wetlands to understand their contribution to its economy.

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Raffaello Cervigni
Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20433, USA
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