“Health and nutrition experts should and must interact with plant scientists”

Dr. Salman Hussain is an economist whose work focuses on ecosystems and the environment. He is an author of a new, ground-breaking report from the Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood). This report, launching on June…

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Promoting food production that values ecosystems

UN Environment and the National Museums of Kenya have agreed to work together to develop policy reforms in agriculture that take into account the value of ecosystems. A scoping workshop for the three-year German-funded project entitled Supporting Biodiversity and Climate-friendly…

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Finding the True Cost of Food

Supported by a range of subsidies and other government policies, cheap food has been linked to environmental, health and social problems. But incorporating these costs into food prices is an extremely complex issue. The Agenda welcomes Ruth Richardson and Alexander…

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China, EU deepen ties on environmental policies and natural capital accounting

The Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched a new project called Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Beijing on November 1. The EU and China’s economic prosperity are underpinned by their natural capital –…

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World Forum on Natural Capital

The World Forum on Natural Capital is once again being organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, in association with the United Nations Environment Programme; International Union for Conservation of Nature; World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Natural Capital Coalition and…

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World Water Week – 2017

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330…

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New TAB Members

  The UN Environment TEEB Office welcomes the new TEEB Advisory Board Members and send them a message of appreciation for their engagement with promoting nature’s value at local and global levels. The TEEB Advisory Board, a high-level panel which…

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ESP 9 World Conference

The ESP9 world conference will be organised in Shenzhen, China from 11-15 December 2017. China has a rapidly expanding community of scientists publishing innovative ecosystem services work in international journals, and a growing number of policy-makers and practitioners. This conference aims…

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TEEBAgriFood Second Writers Workshop

From 30 May – 1 June 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosted the second TEEB for Agriculture & Food writers workshop in Washington DC, where a core team of authors and contributors met to review progress on…

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SEEA México Taller Técnico

English version México participa en un innovador proyecto global sobre Cuentas de Capital Natural y valoración de Servicios Ecosistémicos Un proyecto global coordinado por ONU Medio Ambiente, INEGI y el sector ambiental de México. Con las Cuentas de Capital Natural…

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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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