World Bank report: Nature’s Frontiers: Achieving Sustainability, Efficiency, and Prosperity with Natural Capital
Nearly all types of natural capital—the world’s stock of resources provided by nature—are in decline.
Combining cutting-edge, integrated natural science and economic models with an extensive new global dataset, Nature’s Frontiers: Achieving Sustainability, Efficiency, and Prosperity with Natural Capital offers a novel approach to address the foundational challenges of sustainability to find that economic development and poverty reduction do not need to come at the cost of a livable planet.
The report indicates that significant efficiency gaps exist in nearly every country. Closing these gaps can address many of the world’s pressing economic and environmental problems—economic productivity, health, food and water security, and climate change. Although the approach outlined in this report will entail demanding policy reforms, the costs of inaction will be far higher.