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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:


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.

Pillar 2


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.

Pillar 3


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


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.

Contact us:

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