Big Investments Needed in Asia-Pacific’s Dwindling Natural Capital

Big investments needed in Asia-Pacific’s dwindling natural capital

Manila, Philippines– Booming economic development and per-capita consumption across the Asia-Pacific region is burning up more natural resources than are available, placing enormous pressure on the region’s already heavily taxed forests, rivers and oceans, says a new WWF report on the value of Asia’s natural capital. 

Produced in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific reporta regional perspective on elements of the recently-released Living Planet Reportfocuses on attainable methods of preserving key regional ecosystems including the unique forests of Borneo, the marine wealth of the Coral Triangle, the Mekong region’s diverse habitats, as well as the mountainous Eastern Himalayas.

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