Brazil

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TEEB Brazil aims to recognize, demonstrate and capture the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Brazil, and targets policy actions at national and state levels, improvements in business assessments and disclosure, and improved citizen awareness.

National

Antônio Tafuri

Ministry of Environment Brazil
Secretary for Biodiversity and Forests
antonio.tafuri [at] mma.gov.br

Marina Bortoletti
UNEP Brazil Office
marina.bortoletti [at] pnuma.org

Project Description:

TEEB Brazil aims to recognize, demonstrate and capture the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Brazil, and targets policy actions at national and state levels, improvements in business assessments and disclosure, and improved citizen awareness. .

The initiative focuses on the production of the following reports: (1) Gap Analysis Report; (2) Technical Report; (3) TEEB Report for National Policy Makers; (4) TEEB Brazil for Local and Regional Governments; (5) TEEB Brazil for the Business Sector; (6) Synthesis Report; and (7) TEEB Brazil for Citizens.

A Coordination Commission (composed of 24 institutions, including ministries, confederations, research institutes, NGOs and civil society) and an Executive Commission (composed of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Institute of Applied Economy Research, Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) were established in order to coordinate the implementation of the project. The reports are developed by a cooperative network of experts and are peer-reviewed.

TEEB Brazil will conduct national as well as  pilot state-level studies demonstrating the social and economic impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation and recommending response measures for policymakers, business and the public. TEEB Brazil aims to make the case for more sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services by reforming and monitoring national and sub-national policies and setting in place mechanisms to achieve better management of Brazil’s natural resources for enhanced livelihoods and local and regional development.

TEEB Brazil was launched in 2011. The gap analysis report was prepared by IPEA for Rio+20 in June 2012. Preliminary findings of TEEB for Business Brazil were also presented at the Conference. The first meeting of the governance bodies took place in November 2012.  In December 2012, an expert workshop was organized by the Ministry of Environment, UNEP Brazil and partners to discuss the scope of the TEEB for National Policy-makers Brazil with experts.

Implementers and Donors: Ministry of Environment Brazil, Ministry of Finance Brazil, UNEP, Institute of Applied Economy Research (IPEA), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Conservation International-Brazil, Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI) and IUCN-Brazil.

Resources

 Report TEEBfor Busness_BrazilFinal Report TEEB for Business Brazil (2014)

2014– This report highlights the environmental value of agricultural practices of two companies Natura and Monsanto and demonstrates the environmental and economic benefits generated by sustainable business practices including the lessons learned from the first application of TEEB in Brazil.


Report TEEBfor Busness_BrazilExecutive Summary of TEEB for Business (2012)

2012-This executive summary is a synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB for the Brazilian business sector.