Synthesis Report

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

Publication Date: October 2010

Prepared by: Pavan Sukhdev, Heidi Wittmer, Christoph Schröter-Schlaack, Carsten Nesshöver, Joshua Bishop, Patrick ten Brink, Haripriya Gundimeda, Pushpam Kumar and Ben Simmons.

Summary: 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.

Citation: TEEB (2010), The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: A Synthesis of the Approach, Conclusions and Recommendations of TEEB.

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Authors
This synthesis has been prepared by Pavan SukhdevHeidi Wittmer, Christoph Schröter-Schlaack, Carsten Nesshöver, Joshua Bishop, Patrick ten Brink, Haripriya Gundimeda, Pushpam Kumar and Ben Simmons.

We would like to thank Tim Hirsch for his support in distilling the work of TEEB in this synthesis report.

 

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