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May 29, 2024

NCA and the Investment Prioritization Tool (IPT) in Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has set ambitious goals to protect and increase productivity of renewable natural capital. Natural capital accounts for about 40% of Ethiopia’s total wealth, with cropland and pastureland comprising over two-thirds of this wealth.

May 22, 2024

To Grow Strong, Grow Green

The World Bank Group’s mission is to end poverty on a livable planet. With more than 50 percent of global GDP - $44 trillion in economic resources – dependent on nature, it is critical to understand the economic impact of biodiversity to achieve this mission. How do we do this?

Global forum Mar 14, 2024

7th Global Policy Forum on Natural Capital

The 7th Global Policy Forum on Natural Capital, Implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework: Leveraging Natural Capital Data, Accounting and Analysis to Inform Policies, took place in Kagali, Rwanda

Mar 05, 2024

Accounting for the diverse values of nature to inform biodiversity policies

Nature, which includes biodiversity and services provided by healthy ecosystems, is at the heart of critical development challenges like health, jobs, poverty, inequality, climate change, food security, and fragility. And yet nature is in decline, despite being the most precious asset that many countries have to tackle climate change, end poverty, and ensure sustainability.

Jan 23, 2024

Navigating the opportunities and risks of solar irrigation: The importance of ...

Solar-powered groundwater irrigation is growing quickly in low and middle-income countries.

Jan 27, 2024

ESG Integration at the Government Pension Fund of Thailand

The Government Pension Fund of Thailand (GPF) places a strong emphasis on sustainable investing, demonstrating leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations both locally and globally.

Article - Science Journal

Risks from solar-powered groundwater irrigation

Emissions reductions may not meet expectations, and groundwater use will likely increase. Read the recent article in the Science journal supported by GPS in the context of the work for The Hidden Wealth of Nations: Groundwater’s Critical Role in a Changing Climate Publication.


WAVES Plus Close-out Report

This closeout report present the main findings and lessons from the WAVES Plus Program. It shows that WAVES Plus has achieved its main targets.


Defining Pathways for Nature Finance

This event will present how we approach this agenda by identifying key barriers to investments in nature-based solutions and proposing concrete interventions.


Africa Natural Capital Accounting Policy Forum 2023

The Forum aims to provide participants with a platform to discuss the use of natural capital approaches, including natural capital accounting (NCA), and the challenges and opportunities in using natural capital data, tools and analysis to inform and support policies in African countries.


GPS Annual Report

This document reports on results accomplished during Fiscal Year 2022 by both the WAVES Plus and the GPS Multi-Donor Trust Funds (MDTFs). The report also summarizes relevant events and activities that that have taken place during the second semester of 2022.




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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.

Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice

The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice (NCA-CoP) is a regional platform promoting the compilation of environmental-economic and ecosystems accounts to support sustainable development policies in Africa.
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