New global accounting standards will ‘make ecosystems count’

International accounting standards for ecosystem services are being developed, allowing environmental costs to be included in economic data and policy, says Leony Aurora     The United Nations Statistics Division has drafted the Experimental Ecosystem Accounting, which highlight...

Ecosystem Services Partnership welcomes businesses to next conference

The Ecosystem Services Partnership plans to build closer links with business communities and establish joint working groups for its conference in Costa Rica next year, says Leony Aurora   The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), which is a global network...

Bali’s World Heritage rice-field system on brink of collapse

The integrated rice-field irrigation system of Bali, Indonesia, has been awarded World Heritage Cultural Landscape status by UNESCO. It has maintained agricultural ecosystem services for over 1000 years but might not survive its popularity, says Elizabeth Kahurani  ...