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2018-06-25 | Other Publications

EfD Stories South Africa- 2017

Joubert, Leonie. 2018. “EfD Stories South Africa- 2017”
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South African researchers integral to UN ‘natural capital accounting’ pilot

by Leonie Joubert

Natural environments in and around the South African coastal city of Durban provide goods and services to the national economy that amount to an estimated US$ 350 million (R 4.2 billion) each year. This ‘conservative estimate’ includes the value of resources that people collect from their natural surroundings, such as wild-harvested foods, firewood and timber, or water taken from rivers for home use.