Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

Human wellbeing is highly dependent on ecosystems and biodiversity, yet these critical natural resources are being degraded at alarming rates. Part of the solution lies in better informed policy making, in both public and private sectors, which take into account the full value of the benefits from ecosystems. WAVES and the Natural Capital Accounting Program help developing countries to value their natural capital and ecosystem services and how to use this information for policy making in favour of a sustainable development.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Croissance respectueuse du climat
01.03.2013 - 31.12.2019
CHF 4'800'000
Contexte The growing pressures on natural resources from economic development and population growth - on minerals, water, air, forests, biodiversity and ecosystems – is becoming a priority issue for investment and trade globally. A broad consensus is emerging that until methodologies exist to systematically measure, report and, where possible, value natural resources, future decisions made by public and private entities will lead to inefficient resource use, with valuable environmental services being lost.
Objectifs WAVES is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.
Effets à moyen terme To implement natural capital accounting in partner developing and developed countries. To implement natural capital accounting in policy analysis and development planning of partner countries. To develop guidelines for implementing ecosystem accounting for global implementation. To promote the adoption of ecosystem and natural capital accounting beyond the WAVES partner countries.

Principaux résultats attendus:   Partner countries have committed to institutionalize natural capital accounting based on lessons learnt of WAVES. Partner countries use NCA to inform policy making on growth, environment and poverty reduction. International guidelines are developed on physical and monetary accounts for ecosystems. Partner countries beyond the core WAVES countries that are undertaking natural capital accounting because of the support of WAVES.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Société financière internationale
  • Banque Mondiale - Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   4'800'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   4'022'000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.03.2013 - 31.12.2019   (Phase en cours)