This Week in Natural Capital

7-10 September, 2014, by Anna Heuberger Giving rights back to local communities to manage their commons This week’s lead story is based on a blog entry by the Oxford University Press titled “Biocultural community protocols and the future of conservation”.…

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This Week in Natural Capital

1-5 September 2014 Successful farming for our future This week’s leading story is on agriculture and based on an article by Ken Cook titled “Raised to Farm”, published in the Huffington Post on the 28th of August. The title is…

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This week in Natural Capital

25 – 29 August 2014 An appeal to explore nature: It’s hard to be reckless with nature if you have spent time in a wild place This week’s lead story is based on an interview with scientist and explorer, Sylvia…

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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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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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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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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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Latest Publications

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 report

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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…

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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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