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…

Read more

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 –…

Read more

TEEB Bhutan – National Stakeholder Meeting

  Thimphu, 14 – 17 March, 2016.- The second national stakeholder meeting gathered representatives from national Government agencies, private sector, NGOs, and the United Nations to discuss the different technical aspects related to the development of the TEEB Bhutan study:…

Read more

Valuing nature to better conserve it: Georgia takes the lead in assessing its natural capital

Tbilisi, 1 October 2013 The TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia is an important step forward in valuing ecosystems and biodiversity. “It is often said that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. The same principle can apply for a country’s…

Read more

The Earthscan Book: TEEB Ecological and Economic Foundations

Publication of the Earthscan book Ecological and Economic Foundations. This book was launched to coincide with the CBD COP10 meeting in Nagoya, Japan. Press release for download. [ English ]  

Read more

Vital Economic and Environmental Role of Wetlands Must Be Recognized to Avoid Further Degradation and Losses.

Press release for download. [ English ]

Read more

Biodiversity leaders call for valuing nature’s services to achieve sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

Press release for download. [ English ]

Read more

The UNEP hosted TEEB Study Leader Pavan Sukhdev presents at the World Oceans Summit

TEEB study leader, Pavan Sukhdev calls for better understanding of the value of the world’s oceans in order to support their sustainable management Press release for download. [ English ]

Read more

Capacity-building workshop for North Africa and the Middle East on mainstreaming the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity (TEEB) into national planning and decision-making

Press release for download. [ English ]

Read more

The Earthscan Book: TEEB in Business and Enterprise

Publication of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise. Press release for download. [ English ]

Read more

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

Read 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

TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more