Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific: Regional
Total Project Cost: $146,250
PEF Financing: $97,500
Approval Date: 31 January 2011
Main Project Partner(s): WWF International
Project Officer: Kotaro Kawamata, RSDD
Type of Intervention: Analytical study
Produced through a partnership between ADB and WWF International, this report provides examples of promising approaches for sustainably managing natural capital in the region. These are based on experiences from four important regional cooperation initiatives, which demonstrate the commitment of the participating governments to protecting the integrity of natural ecosystems while improving livelihoods and reducing poverty.
The widespread loss of natural ecosystems and biodiversity is much more than a conservation issue. Natural ecosystems provide socially and economically valuable services—such as food and fiber resources, clean water and climate regulation—that are fundamental to human welfare, but are often overlooked in decision-making processes.
Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital, published in June 2012