Mainstreaming of natural capital and biodiversity into planning and decision making. Cases from Latin America and The Caribbean

The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region enjoys an exuberant natural wealth; with 16% of the planets land, the region is home to 40% of the world’s biological diversity. This report investigates and provides a good overview of the regions efforts to mainstream natural capital and biodiversity concerns into public policy. It also provides a series of policy tools and instruments: payments for ecosystems services, innovation in managing protected areas, conservation trust funds, nature-based solutions for infrastructure, small-scale sustainable fisheries management, natural capital and ecosystem accounting, and ecosystem-based adaptation in agriculture. Two key lessons emerge from this report:

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