TEEB Country Studies

Bhutan trip June 2011, Tiger's Nest Monastery

Since the results from the TEEB report series were presented at the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, a number of  countries have initiated TEEB inspired studies with an aim to demonstrate the values of nature and to encourage policy-making that recognizes the values of ecosystem services and biodiversity.

A TEEB Country Study identifies the ecosystem services that are vital to meeting the country’s policy priorities and makes recommendations on how these services can be integrated into policies. These recommendations depending on the country context, can include policies for poverty alleviation, subsidy reform, land use management, protected area management, securing livelihoods, investment in natural infrastructure restoration and national accounting to include natural capital.

TEEB Pilot Country Studies

The project “Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policy-Making”, financed by the European Commission and coordinated by TEEB Office, supports national and local capacity to produce assessments of ecosystem services, as well as guidance on how to include the recommendations into policy-making.

BhutanEcuadorLiberiaPhilippines and Tanzania, expressed interest to participate in this three year project, each undertaking a TEEB country study responding to their policy needs

TEEB Climate Initiative

The project Supporting Biodiversity and Climate-friendly Land Management in Agricultural Landscapes brings national stakeholders together to conduct TEEB Country Studies. The national TEEB implementation process aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use into agricultural landscapes and seascapes

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports the project in Colombia, Kenya, Tanzania and Thailand.

TEEB-inspired Country Studies

The TEEB Secretariat provides a platform for TEEB-inspired studies (at the national, sub-national or regional level) that are financed and managed by governments or other development partners.

The TEEB Secretariat has, in some cases, had no direct involvement with the studies, while for others it has provided support inter alia project design and fundraising, technical assistance on ensuring that the project follows the TEEB approach, and formal endorsement as a “TEEB Country Study” by the TEEB Advisory Board.

Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

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Towards TEEBAgriFood

TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…

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TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

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TEEB for Agriculture & Food Concept Note

February 2014- The Concept Note presents the case for and proposed outline content of a TEEB for Agriculture & Food study.

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Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress

December 2013 – The briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting and identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, the note identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting, in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.

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