The Little Green Data Book

The World Bank recently released its Data Book on natural capital.  Here is an excerpt from its press release:

The latest edition of the World Bank’s Little Green Data Book, released on May 17, provides part of that equation with comprehensive data on more than 200 countries’ natural capital, including agricultural land, forests, protected areas, and water resources — information that can help policymakers, communities and other stakeholders weigh the value of natural resources and their role in development. That information—paired with a natural capital accounting system of measuring national wealth—allows the value of such assets, as well as the costs and benefits of developing them over time, to be measured and factored into assessments of a country’s wealth and growth prospects.”

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