TEEB Country Studies
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.
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.
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.
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.
Measuring what matters in agriculture and food systems: a synthesis
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) (2018). Measuring what matters in agriculture and food systems: a synthesis of the results and recommendations of TEEB for Agriculture and Food’s Scientific and Economic Foundations report. Geneva: UN Environment. Download reportRead more
Scientific and Economic Foundations Report
The TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report addresses the core theoretical issues and controversies underpinning the evaluation of the nexus between the agri-food sector, biodiversity and ecosystem services and externalities including human health impacts from agriculture on a global scale. It argues the…Read more
TEEBAgriFood Interim Report
The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.Read more
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…Read more