Training Resource Material
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:
- Module 1 Responding to Nature Invisibilities : Highlight’s the importance of how responding to nature’s invisibility in your country can help make more informed land-use decisions.
- Module 2 Engaging Stakeholder: Demonstrates the importance of stakeholder engagement particularly from the outset of a TEEB study.
- Module 3 Conceptual Frameworks: Demonstrates different conceptual frameworks that can help us better understand the connections between human well-being and nature and what is required to maintain well functioning ecosystems in practice.
- Module 4 Valuation (non-economic/economic value): Helps you to understand how to value changes in the state of ecosystems and the limitations of valuation methodologies
- Module 5 Policy Responses: Involves responding to the information generated by a TEEB study with appropriate policy measures.
TEEB@YALE: video training materials
Contributing 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.
Previous Training Workshops
» Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America
The 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.
» Regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops
During 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.
TEEB also conducts training workshops for various stakeholders and at various events.
» WBCSD Business Ecosystems Training
Learn how to better manage your ecosystem impact and dependence.
The 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.
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 reportRead more
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…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.Read more