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, Germany from 21 to 24 May 2013 and was attended by 25 countries and international partners including the European Commission, the European Environmental Agency, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
Some of the participants attending the workshop shared their views about how TEEB results can be used to support national development planning.
|Isabel Renner, GIZ, Germany.” It helps to communicate the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for human well-being and development.” Read the interview|
|Strahil Christov, European Commission for DG Environment and the unit biodiversity.”TEEB is a great way to unite biodiversity and nature targets with development and aid cooperation targets.”Read the interview|
|Jerome Nyenka, lecturer in Forest Economics,Policy and advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency, Liberia. ”A platform like TEEB is going to assist Liberia strike a balance between biodiversity protection and economic growth and development.” Read the interview|
|Nawang Norbu, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bhutan. ” It was very clear that stakeholder involvement is important if we want to make TEEB useful.” Read the interview|
|Nathalie Rizzotti, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland. ”TEEB – by addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss across sectors with an integrated management and vision – can make a difference.” Read the interview|
|Kees Hendriks, Wageningen University, Netherlands.”By balanced decisions, I mean they not only take traditional economic values into account but also the values of nature.” Read the interview|