Aruba is one SIDS that is highly dependent on its coastal and marine ecosystems for economic growth and well-being. Wolfs Company took on the challenge of capturing linkages between ecosystem services (ESS) and the SDGs to support the localization of the SDGs to the SIDS context.
The Government of Aruba’s Directorate of Nature and Environment (Directie Natuur en Milieu, or DNM) together with local consultancy YABI and Wolfs Company aimed to: create awareness of the important contribution of natural capital to the achievement of SDGs among different stakeholder groups, develop an advocacy tool to facilitate evaluating and understanding the links between ESS and the SDGs, and provide guidance to policymakers in mainstreaming and integrating ESS into national sustainable development policies.
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