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Incorporating natural capital in national development strategies

© Pete Oxford

The fertile soil, fresh air, clean water, lush rainforest and diverse animal life all belong to what we call our “natural capital.” CI helps governments and companies to understand the value of nature — in some cases, the value of stored carbon — creating powerful incentives to protect ecosystems. CI works with the government of Guyana towards integrating the value of natural capital in national development strategies and programs, including promoting participation from all sectors, improving natural resource management knowledge and skills and mainstreaming natural capital into the national accounts.