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 of Ecosystem Services Valuation until it is too late: over-fishing and deforestation are two clear examples”.

James Vause, Lead Economist at the UNEP-WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre) talked with UNEP TEEB about Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and its importance: “NCA shows us the value of Nature in delivering other sectors’ outcomes like, for instance, ‪#‎agriculture‬.

Vause also talked about how to integrate the value of nature into policy making.

Stig Johansson, Program Manager of the World Bank’s Global Partnership WAVES (Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services): “TEEB was one of the major players putting Natural Capital Accounting back in the international agenda

Do you want to know more about the Global Partnership for Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Economy Systems (WAVES) and its relationship with TEEB?

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