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"Buy me a river": the UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index",

"Buy me a river": the UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index", | Geography | Scoop.it

The UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index", a comprehensive look at a country's wealth that takes things like forests and rivers into account.

 

Comprised of human, natural and produced capital, the index covers 20 countries between 1990 and 2008. Between them they account for 58% of the world's population and 73% of its GDP.

 

As GDP does not consider natural-resource depletion or environmental degradation, the UN's index records lower annual average growth in wealth compared with GDP, of 1.7 percentage points.


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UN partners with European Commission to promote ‘climate-smart’ agriculture

UN partners with European Commission to promote ‘climate-smart’ agriculture | Geography | Scoop.it
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission are teaming up to help Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia transition to a “climate-smart” approach to agriculture.

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