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The Natural Capital Project (NatCap)

Formed as a partnership between Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund, this project seeks to protect the well-being of nature and people with investments that protect earth’s natural resources by applying the science of natural capital to inform decision making.


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Counting the Beans

This project has developed a new tool to highlight the true cost of food to buyers by comparing the ability to purchase typical foods consumed by different cultures and populations around the world.  The tool presents price and affordability as very different measures, and gives relief and humanitarian organizations new ways to measure and evaluate data.

This online academy offers an Environmental Study Guide of 19 Chapters addressing many aspects of how we interact with the environment.  The course includes a chapter on full cost accounting that addresses the economic, environmental, health and social costs of an activity.


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