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GPS Seminar May 17, 2023

Improving Data and Analytics for Sustainable Forest Management in Nepal

This session will introduce the technical work that is being carried out as a collaboration between the National Statistics Office of Nepal, the Ministry of Forests and Environment of Nepal, and the World Bank for improving data and analytics on forest resources and household dependence on forests in Nepal.

Blog Mar 22, 2023

5 Ways the World Bank is Leading by Example on Nature

Natural capital is the wealth of the poor. Its degradation and loss are their burden to carry. Degradation of nature could cause the poorest countries to lose 10% of their GDP annually by 2030.

Feature Story Dec 12, 2022

World Bank Relaunches Sovereign ESG Data Portal

The new portal is now home to 71 ESG indicators along with 40 additional indicators, which span 60 years and 217 economies.

Conference Dec 07, 2022

Biodiversity COP15 Montreal

Investing in nature is crucial for reducing poverty and inequality and preserving the critical ecosystems that support livelihoods and a stable climate.

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.

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.



Eco-Economic Development

Eco-Economic Development

Faced with growing threats to biodiversity and the natural systems that are crucial to all economies, conservation efforts that merely stop nature loss are no longer enough.
Nature’s High Returns

Nature’s High Returns

As world leaders chart a course to reignite global growth, they must not ignore the relationship between nature and the economy.

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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