June 19th-22nd, 2017 (New York, USA): The GDSA Executive Secretary, Ruud Jansen, participated in this Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) 22 meeting in New York (USA). The topic of the meeting was, 'Investing in Natural Capital for an Inclusive Green & Blue Economy to Implement the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement'.
The meeting was attended by 62 participants representing 41 organizations. Mr. Ruud Jansen presented as part of the second session, entitled: 'Why invest: mainstreaming and institutions to integrate natural capital into economics.' During this session, participations discussed and learned about the SEEA (System of Environmental-Economic Accounts) and how the GDSA and other entities, such as the Global Environment Facility, have prioritized natural capital accounting. Hurdles relevant to natural capital accounting were discussed as were opportunities for regional work across multiple countries, building on platforms such as the GDSA.
More information about the outcomes of the PEP 22 meeting can be found on the Poverty Environment Partnership website.