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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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – Valuation Database Manual

December 2013 – The Manual presents an overview and explains the potential uses and functions of the TEEB Valuation Database. The Manual discusses the origin of the database; describes its content and structure; outlines its contents and discusses how it may be used including important caveats.

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TEEB Georgia Scoping Study

September 2013 – This scoping study takes stock of work that has been done thus far on biodiversity and ecosystem services assessments in Georgia, prioritizes important economic sectors and highlights critical relationships to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The study identifies five core sectors energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry applicable for TEEB.

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TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia: Main Findings and Way-forward

September 2013 – The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry

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Guidance Manual for TEEB Country Studies

May 2013 – This TEEB Manual provides both technical and operational guidance on how countries may conduct a TEEB Country Study. It outlines the various steps that may be taken to initiate and implement a country study, communicate its findings, and implement the recommendations of the study.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Water and Wetlands

February 2013 – TEEB for Water and Wetlands builds on the TEEB approach to generate a better understanding of the ecosystem service values of water and wetlands and encourage improved decision making and business commitment for their conservation, investment and wise use. The primary objective of the report is to help identify major gaps and inconsistencies in current knowledge of the economics of water and wetlands, so as to inform agenda-setting for further work on the economics of water and wetlands.

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Nature and its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy

October 2012 – This TEEB discussion paper looks at how Nature and Natural Capital contribute to a green economy, both in terms of the benefits provide to society by maintaining nature as well as the losses avoided by conserving and rehabilitating natural capital. The Key objectives of the paper include: 1) Highlighting the role of nature and natural capital in the transition to a green economy, 2) To share and mainstream the findings of TEEB, in particular on the economic value of nature, to a wider community, 3) To highlight opportunities of working with nature to simultaneously address multiple policy objectives 4) To encourage synergies and evidence based action.

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Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 2: A TEEB perspective

October 2012 – The TEEB guides, developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ on behalf of the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), focus specifically on three of the co-called ‘Aichi Targets’; a set of 20 biodiversity goals agreed by governments under the CBD in 2010. Aichi Target 2 is the integration of biodiversity values into strategies for development and poverty reduction, planning processes and national accounting. The guides provide practical support for national governments, regional policy-makers, and other groups in making use of the findings of TEEB to support efforts to achieve the Aichi targets by 2020.

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Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 3: A TEEB perspective

October 2012 – The TEEB guides, developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ on behalf of the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), focus specifically on three of the co-called ‘Aichi Targets’; a set of 20 biodiversity goals agreed by governments under the CBD in 2010. Aichi Target 3 is reforming subsidies harmful to biodiversity and promotion of incentives for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The guides provide practical support for national governments, regional policy-makers, and other groups in making use of the findings of TEEB to support efforts to achieve the Aichi targets by 2020.

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Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 11: A TEEB perspective

October 2012 – The TEEB guides, developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ on behalf of the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), focus specifically on three of the co-called ‘Aichi Targets’; a set of 20 biodiversity goals agreed by governments under the CBD in 2010. Aichi Target 11 is increasing the amount and effectively managing land, inland waters and ocean covered by protected areas (Aichi Target 11). The guides provide practical support for national governments, regional policy-makers, and other groups in making use of the findings of TEEB to support efforts to achieve the Aichi targets by 2020.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in Local and Regional Policy and Management

March 2012 – TEEB in Local and Regional Policy and Management explores the potential for local development provided by an approach based on nature. It offers examples of successful implementation of this approach from across the world, highlighting the importance of local decision making in management and planning. It provides tools and practical guidance for reform, and examine what local governments can do with respect to natural resource use and management, maintaining and supporting biodiversity, local and regional urban and spatial design, as well as market-based approaches, such as Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES).

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Why Value the Oceans – A discussion paper

February 2012 – Building upon the foundations of the TEEB reports, ‘TEEB for Oceans and Coasts’ seeks to draw attention to the economic benefits of ocean and coastal biodiversity and healthy ecosystems and emphasize the unrealized benefits of preserved and enhanced whole ecosystem structures, functions and processes to the well-being of humans and nature. It bridges the gaps in knowledge on ocean ecosystem services and functions and support the mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem considerations into both national policymaking and broader societal perspectives.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in Business and Enterprise

January 2012 – TEEB in Business and Enterprise provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss, and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and restore ecosystems. This report shows how businesses can align their actions in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services with other corporate responsibility initiatives, including community engagement and poverty reduction.

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TEEB Manual for Cities: Ecosystem Services in Urban Management

August 2011 – TEEB Manual for Cities builds upon the TEEB reports, tailoring information specifically for cities, drawing on ICLEI and IUCN’s Local Action for Biodiversity Pioneer Project. The manual highlights how a focus on ecosystem services and their valuation can create direct benefits for cities. It also provides stepwise guidance on how to do this illustrated by in-depth case studies.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in National and International Policy Making.

February 2011 – TEEB in National and International Policy Making highlights the need for new public policy to reflect the appreciation that public goods and social benefits are often overlooked and that we need a transition to decision making which integrates the many values of nature across policy sectors.

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Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: A Synthesis of the Approach, Conclusions and Recommendations of TEEB

October 2010 – TEEB Synthesis Report report was released at the 10th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010. Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature provides a synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB. It makes the case for systematic appraisal of the economic contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to human well-being; and for routine steps to prevent that contribution being lost or diminished through neglect or mismanagement. It is an appeal to each of us, whether a citizen, policy maker, local administrator, investor, entrepreneur or academics, to reflect both on the value of nature, and on the nature of value.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Ecological and Economic Foundations

October 2010 – TEEB Ecological and Economic Foundations is the most comprehensive overview of existing thinking in this area to date, and the process is bringing scientists and economists together to provide the analysis and tools required in order for us to be able to create a robust methodological framework enabling the decision-makers at different levels to undertake economic analysis of ecosystem services and biodiversity.

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TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers

September 2010 – TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers calls on local policy makers to understand the value of their natural capital and the services it provides and apply a focus on nature’s benefits in local policy areas such as urban management, spatial planning and protected areas management. The report aims to provide an inspiring starting point for thinking local policy in a new way. Highlighting practicality, the report calls for local authorities to take a stepwise approach to assessing options that factor nature’s benefits into local policy action. This approach includes: assessing ecosystem services and expected changes in their availability and distribution; identifying which ecosystem services are most relevant to particular policy issues; assessing impacts of policy options on different groups in the community.

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TEEB for Business – Executive Summary

July 2010 – TEEB for Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the value of nature report calls on policy makers to accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in the management and restoration of ecosystems. The report also calls for more sophisticated cost-benefit analysis before policy decisions are made. The report cites a study in south Thailand on the conversion of mangroves into shrimp farms.

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TEEB for Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the Value of Nature

November 2009 – TEEB for Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the value of nature report calls on policy makers to accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in the management and restoration of ecosystems. The report also calls for more sophisticated cost-benefit analysis before policy decisions are made. The report cites a study in south Thailand on the conversion of mangroves into shrimp farms.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Climate Issues Update

September 2009 – TEEB Climate Issues Update to show how climate change and biodiversity are inextricably linked and how investments in the restoration and conservation of our planet’s ecosystems, valued at several trillion dollars, can play a major role in combating climate change. The Climate Issues Update also helped draw attention to climate change’s devastating impact on coral reefs.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – An Interim Report

May 2008 – This Interim Report was the first publication in the influential TEEB study. It was released in 2008 at the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Bonn. With the Interim report, TEEB study leader Pavan Sukhdev presented a “comprehensive and convincing business model for the conservation of biological diversity”, which acted as a catalyst for the international demand for TEEB’s subsequent reports and Earthscan volumes aimed at international, national, local and regional policy makers and business.

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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…

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.

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