Natural Capital

By Midori Paxton, Head, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Let us step back in time to more than 2000 years ago, when Chinese philosophical and historical texts contained sophisticated conceptions of nature and our place within it. Daoism, a school of philosophical thought popular to this day, focuse...Read more
By Mafela Simon, Secretary of Tshivhula Communal Property Association, South Africa We, the Tshivula people, are the direct descendants of the great Mapungubwe kingdom, founded more than 1,000 years ago. My ancestors hunted these lands, gathered the mopani worms, and picked wild berries. Nature, or...Read more
(C) Humberto Arellano
(C) Humberto Arellano
By Alejandra Blanco, former Director of the Environmental Fund, State of Jalisco, Mexico Biodiversity offers enormous value to the economy and society of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The state is one of the most populous and economically thriving states in Mexico, and one of the most biodiverse wit...Read more
Over 70 biodiversity finance experts from Europe and Asia shared various approaches to reduce the global funding gap for biodiversity management at the United Nations Development Programme Biodiversity Finance Initiative’s (UNDP-BIOFIN) Regional Dialogue, held from 8 to 10 November 2022 at the Conra...Read more
Zambia's Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane, MP, last week presented the 2023 National Budget before the National Assembly, unveiling an exemption from withholding tax interest income earned on green bonds listed on the securities exchange in Zambia with a maturi...Read more