Module 5: Policy Responses to TEEB Findings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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.|
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