Five questions with Alexander Müller, TEEBAgriFood Study Leader

“TEEBAgriFood is in the process of  developing a comprehensive analysis of food systems and their positive and negative externalities”   (1) How is TEEBAgriFood study evolving? Alexander Müller (AM): The TEEB for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood) project has successfully continued…

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Ecosystem Services Valuation Talks

  Barry Gardiner, UK MP and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, talked with UNEP TEEB about Ecosystem Services Valuation and how it can influence police makers. Mr. Gardiner was worried because “some countries still don´t understand the importance…

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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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Water valuation and corporate responsibility

Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva,19 November 2013 Violaine Berger is the Manager (Ecosystems, Water, Agribusiness) at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) based in Geneva, Switzerland.  Anand  Chandrasekhar spoke with her on the eve of the World Forum on Natural…

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Insights into how the TEEB approach can support wise use of wetlands in Asia

The first TEEB training workshop on “Mainstreaming the values of water and wetlands into decision-making” was held 31 August 2013, in Bali Indonesia, organized as part of the 6th Annual International Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference. The workshop was attended…

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Sharing notes on how to promote wise use of wetlands in Africa

The International Forum ‘Wetlands: Wise Use, Smart Plans’ held in Kigali, Rwanda from 8 to 13 July sought to develop new initiatives to meet the challenges of wetland management and capacity building in Africa. While extensive knowledge on the causes…

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The Ramsar Convention: Advocating for wetlands for over 40 years

  Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva, 2 September 2013 The Convention’s goal of stemming the loss and degradation of wetlands still drives us. Despite the many successes achieved through Ramsar over the years, that challenge essentially still remains the same. Nick Davidson…

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How TEEB results can support national development planning

The international workshop on TEEB country studies: Learning from experience and how to utilize TEEB results, brought together experts from science and policy, involved in facilitating and implementing TEEB country studies. The workshop took place on the Isle of Vilm,…

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Connecting the dots from Wetlands to poverty alleviation

Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva, 8 August 2013 Wetland based products and services form an important component of livelihoods of wetland dependent communities. Ritesh Kumar is the Conservation Programme Manager of Wetlands International, South Asia and has led management planning for several…

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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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