Natural Capital and Roads: Managing Dependencies and Impacts on Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Road Investments

Mandle, Lisa;
Griffin, Rob;
Goldstein, Josh;
Rauer, Elizabeth;
Peterson, Victoria
Oct 2016
Natural Capital & Roads: Managing dependencies and impacts on ecosystem services for sustainable road investments provides an introduction to incorpo­rating ecosystem services into road design and development. It is intended to help transportation specialists and road engineers at the Inter-American Development Bank as well as others planning and building roads to identify, prioritize, and proactively manage the impacts the environment has on roads and the impacts roads have on the environment. This document provides practical examples of how natural capital thinking has been useful to road development in the past, and how ecosystem services can be incorporated into future road projects.