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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.


Nature and its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy

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