Training Resource Material

Training Package

Interested in knowing more about TEEB? Or teaching others about TEEB studies? TEEB offers a comprehensive training package, specifically tailored for national level implementers and practitioners, that aims to provide relevant and important information regarding the economic and non-economic values of nature and how these values can be used to help to make more informed land use decisions in regional, national and sub-national contexts. Also included in the training package is an overall guidelines document for guidance on training implementation.

Included in the training package are 5 Modules:


TEEB@YALE: video training materials

yaleContributing authors to the TEEB series, including study leader Pavan Sukhdev, and other faculty and experts from around the world teamed up to teach a graduate-level course at Yale in 2011. Issues covered include challenges in valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, particularly in developing countries, some core frameworks & methodologies for such valuation, local and national policy solutions, and business responses. The course uses case studies from leading experts to explore the impacts on biodiversity of fiscal & economic policies and market mechanisms, including subsidies, property rights regimes, PES schemes, REDD+, and industry environmental strategies.

TEEB@YALE lectures are available in full

Previous Training Workshops


» Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

AmericaLatina_EconomiaVerde_2The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) hosted its first Regional Green Economy Knowledge Sharing and Learning Forum for Latin America – a unique training and learning experience for policymakers, technical staff, practitioners and other public and private-sector as well as civil society representatives. Supported by ILO’s International Training Centre (ITCILO) and in partneship with the UNEP TEEB office, UNIDO, UNITAR and UNDP) this capacity building activity aimed to actively promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies by strengthening knowledge and skills at national level and enabling experience exchange and networking at regional level.

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» Regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops

logo TEEB transparent webDuring 2011 and 2012, the UNEP TEEB office, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and other partners (UFZ, IUCN, GIZ, IEEP, UNDP, WWF and UNEP regional offices etc),  supported the organization and running of a series of regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops. The overarching aim of the workshops was to support countries in making use of the approaches, methodologies and tools of The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB) study.

Details and documents for each workshops

TEEB also conducts training workshops for various stakeholders and at various events.

Details and documents for these workshops can be found here.


» WBCSD Business Ecosystems Training

Learn how to better manage your ecosystem impact and dependence.

wbcsdThe World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has developed tools to help companies assess and value their ecosystem risks and opportunities. Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a freely-available capacity building program to increase the knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The objective of BET course is to equip companies with the skills they need to better manage their impacts and dependencies on ecosystems and the services that they provide.


All the BET material and resources, including the courses modules are available

Latest Publications

Measuring what matters in agriculture and food systems: a synthesis

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) (2018). Measuring what matters in agriculture and food systems: a synthesis of the results and recommendations of TEEB for Agriculture and Food’s Scientific and Economic Foundations report. Geneva: UN Environment. Download report

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Scientific and Economic Foundations Report

The TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report addresses the core theoretical issues and controversies underpinning the evaluation of the nexus between the agri-food sector, biodiversity and ecosystem services and externalities including human health impacts from agriculture on a global scale. It argues the…

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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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