The event was jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and supported by SANDEE.
During a high-level policy dialogue held in Kolkata, India from 17 to 19 December 2014, participants from four Eastern Himalayan countries stressed the need to include the value of natural capital in national accounts. The dialogue, titled ‘Natural Capital for Inclusive Growth: Options and Tools for South Asia', brought together more than 40 senior policy practitioners, ecologists, economists, and statisticians from Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and representatives of the state governments of North East India. Participants also included forestry officers, statistical officers, economic planning officials, and representatives of influential NGOs.
SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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