The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Policy Forum on Using Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) And Analysis to Inform Policies for Development, Climate Change and Nature Protection
aims to provide participants with a platform to discuss the use of
natural capital approaches, including natural capital accounting (NCA),
and the challenges and opportunities in using natural capital data,
tools and analysis to inform and support policies in African countries.
Forum will foster dialogue and sharing of experiences on using NCA and
related data and analysis to address policy issues like climate change,
biodiversity, and nature protection. Both the latest Climate and
Biodiversity Conferences of the Parties (COP 27 and COP15) called for
addressing climate change and nature protection simultaneously, as they
are closely intertwined. The 2023 Africa NCA Policy Forum will hence
focus on how NCA and related approaches can inform the climate change,
nature, and development nexus in Africa.
The Forum is expected to
attract policy makers, statisticians, academics, regional and
international experts, as well as private sector entities from countries
and organizations across Africa. It will be an in-person event with
selected sessions livestreamed.
The Forum is co-organized by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) as the host country representative, the World Bank’s Global Program on Sustainability (GPS) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) as members of the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice.