This week in Natural Capital

Week 18-22 August 2014, by Anna Heuberger What lessons can capitalism draw from the evolution of nature? In times of growing instability thoughts and stories aimed at predicting future developments accumulate in the media. This week on the 20th of…

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This week in Natural Capital

Week 11- 15 August 2014, by Anna Heuberger, Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success The article “Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success”, published by the Financial Times on the 13th…

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This week in Natural Capital

Week 4- 8 August 2014, by Anna Heuberger, Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever The article “Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever” by Bruce Stutz and published by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies…

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This week in Natural Capital

Week 28th of July – 1st of August 2014, by Anna Heuberger, How to encourage financial markets to engage in natural capital The Guardian, July 31, 2014 The natural world is being consistently degraded as a result of the pursuit…

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This week in Natural Capital

 Week 21 – 25 July 2014, by Anna Heuberger, Feeding a growing population: The necessity of a global landscape restoration revolution Devex, July 22, 2014 According to the world food program (WFP) 842 million people worldwide do not have enough…

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The vital role of ecosystem valuation for decision-making

Mathew Parr, Kenya, 14 July 2014 Water and wetlands training demonstrates some of the challenges facing Africa in managing development and environment trade-offs and the vital role of ecosystem valuation for decision-making. The Ecosystem Alliance, an international program of IUCN…

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Will the pursuit of food security weaken the resilience of global food systems?

Geneva, 16 May 2014, by Colin Khoury Fifty years ago palm oil was virtually non-existent in the Colombian diet. Now over 25% of the fat in national food supplies comes from the crop, making it the single most important plant…

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Seven principles to guide a resilience approach

Geneva, 05 May 2014, by Sturle Hauge Simonsen Everybody’s talking about resilience, but does anyone know how to apply it? Here are seven principles to help you along the way In our globalized society, there are virtually no ecosystems that…

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Valuing Natural Capital: What Next and Why?

Pavan Sukhdev, Geneva, 23 April 2014 Engage businesses and accountancy regulators in an international effort to redefine corporate performance and report it in a holistic way. Earth Day, 2014: I’m on my way to Copenhagen, for the annual GLASA event…

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Water quality is as important for ecosystems as for people

Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva, 21 February 2014 Aruwa Bendsen is the Programme Officer within the Freshwater Ecosystems Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She spoke with Anand Chandrasekhar and shared her views on the effect of deteriorating water quality…

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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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