Natural capital our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources underpins economies, societies and individual well-being. The values of its myriad benefits are, however, often overlooked or poorly understood. They are rarely taken fully into account through economic signals in markets, or in day to day decisions by business and citizens, nor indeed reflected adequately in the accounts of society.
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The economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is dominated by labor-intensive agriculture and capital-intensive extraction of oil and gas, gold, copper, and silver. Mining and petrochemicals now account for over 25% of PNG’s gross domestic product and over 80% of its exports. The country continues to face signifi cant challenges in making economic growth more inclusive and sustainable. Many areas of service delivery—such as health, education, transport, energy, and water—remain weak, particularly in rural areas.
East and West New Britain (2017) Report
OVER THE past decade or so there has been growing recognition of the impacts, both environmental and political, of
biomass burning in the wet forests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Irian Jaya in Indonesia. This has translated into considerable research effort in these regions, particularly in the last few years (Dennis 1999; Laumonier et al. 1999).
Ridge to Ridge assessment of New Britain