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Marine Spatial Planning – Unlocking Benefits Beyond Boundaries

This event will present experiences, lessons, and ambitions on using marine spatial planning to unlock opportunities and investments from around the world.


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.

Webinar Series

Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice

This session will provide an understanding of the Investment Prioritization Tools (IPT) for sustainable land management in Ethiopia and discuss other applications of IPT tools.

GPS Seminar

Enabling evidence-based sustainable forest management for GRID in Nepal

This hybrid session will feature guest speakers from the Government of Nepal who will share their experience in producing policy-relevant forest data to support evidence based sustainable forest management in Nepal.


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.

Feature Story Jun 12, 2023

Strengthening the Capacity for Measuring and Valuing Natural Capital in Ghana

Ghana, a West African country rich in natural resources, is in the midst of a transition to holistic landscape management to benefit national wealth and the livelihoods of its people.

Blog Mar 21, 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 11, 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 06, 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.

Report Jun 29, 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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