The role of natural capital accounting to reduce ecosystem degradation discussed in Bishkek

11/12/2019 – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. AUCA hosted the workshop “Natural Capital Accounting in Kyrgyzstan – Pilot Projects’ Experience” organized by GIZ and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic with financial support from the Green Growth Knowledge Platform.

Preliminary findings on natural capital accounting in developing strategies to reduce ecosystem degradation in Kyrgyzstan were presented. At present, the methodology of economics of land degradation is being tested in the country with a focus on developing recommendations for green growth and reducing land degradation.

The National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic is preparing “accelerated” forest accounts showing the contribution of forest ecosystems to the national economy, as well as physical and monetary land accounts.

State Agency for Land Resources has introduced new opportunities for analyzing data and mapping through remote sensing to get a clear idea of the current state and economic potential of land assets.

The goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs will be facilitated by Kyrgyzstan joining the Global Green Growth Institute, which is to be approved by the Parliament in the near future.