Ecosystem Services is playing a growing role in Brazilian environmental law.
Reef ecosystems face both local and global threats. Here is what needs to be done to ensure the world's corals and mangroves are preserved.
A new WRI/WWF Central America analysis finds that the coral reefs and mangroves of Belize make a substantial contribution to the country’s economy.
Coral reefs and mangroves in Belize.
Coastal and marine ecosystems provide vitally important goods and services to countries in the Caribbean. This study looks at only three out of the many culturally and economically valuable services provided by these ecosystems in Belize.
Coral reefs provide many benefits, sometimes called ecosystem goods and services, which are of high value and critical importance to local and national economies in the Caribbean.
Coral reefs are a vital part of the Caribbean’s marine environment, and are integral to the economies of many of the region’s small island states. WRI's economic valuation methodology can help decision-makers in the region better understand the enormous economic value the reef provides and use this data to make better-informed coastal policy.
Climate change may dominate headlines today. Ecosystem degradation will do so tomorrow. Why should business care? Because ecosystem health goes straight to the bottom line.
A collaboration of World Resources Institute, United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
While the future is always uncertain, probable market scenarios are bounded by global trends.
Chronic, human-induced imbalances in major biological systems---for example, nutrient cycling, inter-species relationships and food chains---are more insidious than acute incidents of pollution or other damage.
Using examples drawn from within the business community, Measuring Up demonstrates how environmental performance indices (EPIs) are already being used inside firms to drive improvements in resource efficiency, while increasing profitability.
Under current national income accounting practices, assets such as buildings and equipment are valued as productive assets and depreciated over time; natural resource assets are not. This asymmetry is the way national assets are treated sends misleading signals to policymakers.