The Philippine government, in partnership with the World Bank, held a multi-stakeholder National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) on March 30-31, 2017 in Manila. The conference consolidated the extensive data compilation and analytical work over the five years since the World Bank Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) technical assistance was launched in the Philippines.
The theme of the conference was “Accounting Nature: Capitalizing Partnerships for the Future.” Participants included high-level government officials and a cross-section of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector from the Philippines and other WAVES member countries. The conference provided a venue for planners, policymakers, scientists, practitioners and advocates to showcase their research and best practices on NCA and valuation around six different themes that covered data management, financing and investment, innovations in environmental assessment, and NCA frameworks and tools. Click here for the complete story.
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