Investing in Natural Capital for a Sustainable Future in the Greater Mekong Subregion | Asian Development Bank

Investing in Natural Capital for a Sustainable Future in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Publication | September 2015
Investing in Natural Capital for a Sustainable Future in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Natural capital has been a key contributor to the Greater Mekong Subregion’s rapid economic growth over the past 3 decades or so, but key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline.

This report aims to demonstrate the compelling need to increase investments in natural capital in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and identifies actions now being taken regionally and nationally to manage natural capital. It also proposes a guiding framework for promoting investments and actions by GMS countries to secure natural capital and thus ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in the subregion.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Natural Capital: What it is and Why it is Important in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Current Efforts to Promote Natural Capital Investments in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Enabling Future Investments in Natural Capital
  • The Way Forward
  • References