Natural assets are increasing in importance as the climate changes. Accounting for the value they provide local governments is a primary low carbon resilience (LCR) approach that can help communities reduce vulnerability to current and projected climate impacts and emissions over time while achieving multiple co-benefits.

In ACT’s newly released Accounting for Natural Assets report, we summarize the findings of a detailed analysis into the tangible value of natural assets, such as wetlands, forests, and coastlines, with the aim of helping local government decision-makers better understand how other communities are valuing natural assets. The document summarizes best practice and proxy data for communities to consider in their own asset management planning, and showcases the adaptation and mitigation benefits of natural assets.