Module 5: Policy Responses to TEEB Findings

Module 5

About the module

This module aims to demonstrate the importance of responding to TEEB findings and provides a range of different policy options and instruments that can be used for improved stewardship of natural capital.

This training resource material has been developed by the UNEP TEEB office in collaboration with its various partners. The contents build on the 2012 TEEB reports and draw from the wealth of training materials developed under previous TEEB Phases, as well as under other relevant projects and initiatives e.g. GIZ training guide on how to integrate ecosystems services into development planning, SCDB online modular training course focusing on valuation and WBCSDs Business and Ecosystem Training.

Using this resource

This training resource material can be used freely by any person or organization interested in delivering a TEEB training course and we encourage the wide use and adaptation of this material to fit country or region specific contexts. In order to receive the modules and session documents in workable formats, please send a request email to

Module contents Title Content
Introduction  Introduction Presents the module
Session 1  Integrating ecosystem services values into decision making This session   discusses in detail the importance of integrating biodiversity and ecosystem   values into decision making processes.  Learning on the TEEB approach (recognize, demonstrate and capture), the session introduces and identifies some of the   policy options/instruments that can be used to respond to TEEB findings.
Session 2  Instruments for improved   Stewardship of Natural Capital This session   explores in more detail the range of policy options/instruments for improved   stewardship of natural capital that were introduced in the first session and   provides case studies examples of where these responses have been applied.
Session 3  The Road Ahead This session   considers the road ahead and what the next steps are for those stakeholders   wishing to undertake a TEEB study etc.
Bibliography  Bibliography Lists the key resources for the module.



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