Determining the value of natural capital

Governments risk straying from green economic growth if they do not place monetary values on natural capital such as forests, coastal areas and peatlands, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Bank. "We do not believe that current growth patterns are sustainable," said Rachel Kyte, a World Bank vice president, who added that recent models of economic growth have come at the expense of the environment.

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