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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Presentations international workshop on TEEB country studies

Date Title Presenter Wednesday 22 May 2013 Introduction to  the Workshop Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BFN) TEEB Nordic Synthesis Marianne Kettunen, Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) TEEB India Ravindra Singh, GIZ, India TEEB Germany  Christoph…

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Call for expression of interest- Evaluation of major externalities heavy global industry sectors

Background The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its TEEB Office, is looking for technical institutions to participate in the evaluation of major ‘externalities heavy’ global industry sectors, as part of a project on ‘Advancing Natural Capital Accounting’. UNEP, through…

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Call for expression of Interest – Evaluation of eco-agri-food systems complex: animal husbandry, rice and maize

A number of potential consortia have requested an extension to the deadline for submission of EOIs. In order to maximize the likelihood of receiving excellent submissions, the UNEP TEEB Office has agreed to change the submission date to 28 April…

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Call for expression of interest – The scoping study for the Baltic Sea Region

The TEEB Secretariat regrets to announce that the funder for the above project has chosen to terminate its contract with UNEP and as such UNEP-TEEB will not be able to fund this project.    We extend our sincere apologies to…

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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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Connecting the dots that link ecosystems to agricultural and food systems

Geneva, 7 February 2014 New study ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Agriculture and Food’ intends to provide a comprehensive economic evaluation of the eco-agri-food systems complex. Healthy and resilient ecosystems are essential for agriculture to thrive and…

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New web platform launched to accelerate green economy transition

  Geneva, 22 January 2014  The platform will provide decision makers with the policy analysis, guidance, information and tools necessary to support a green economy transition A robust, state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform was launched today by the newly established Green Growth…

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How effective is restoration at recreating wetlands?

Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva, 24 December 2013 Despite the challenges, hundreds of wetland restoration projects are in progress around the world. This raises the question of how effective these projects are in terms of increasing wetland area and improving wetland functions.…

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Here is how to bridge the knowledge gaps to support decision-making on wetlands

Anand Chandrasekhar, Geneva, 21 December 2013 The renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is known to have said that “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” The TEEB for Water and Wetlands Report is an…

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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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