TEEB Workshop on Consumption & Lifestyle patterns
The Impact of Consumption on Ecosystems and Biodiversity Beyond Borders
– A TEEB Perspective –
International Workshop, Isle of Vilm, Germany
21- 24 October 2015
In a globalised world and with increasing demand for food and changing consumption patterns the strain on ecosystem and biodiversity beyond boarders is growing substantially. This is what footprint analysis, the living planet index and other useful approaches indicate globally, nationally and sub-nationally. Yet, what specifically are key causes and factors for ecosystem degradation and loss of biodiversity elsewhere as a result of unfavorable consumption patterns? What methods are useful to trace evidence and develop solutions to adapt demand for harmful consumer products? What initiatives exist already to tackle the emerging problem and, last but not least, what role could TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) plays to raise awareness and instigate action.
Since 2007, TEEB has contributed significantly to value the benefits of ecosystems and biodiversity to societies around the world. Currently, a global TEEB study focusing on agriculture and food is carried out as well as a number of TEEB Country Studies.
For more information about the workshop you can read here the briefing note and extended program.
» Session I – Methodologies
» Session II – Experiences and Applications
» Session III – Policies and Instruments
The Isle of Vilm (Insel Vilm)
The Isle of Vilm, 94 hectares in area, is a beautiful nature paradise, a Baltic Sea coast treasure. Some 6,000 years ago, waves of the rising Litorina Sea formed an island from moraines that glaciers had left during the most recent ice age (12,000 years ago). The island’s natural appearance has changed constantly since then and still continues to change. [read more]
There is no need to book accommodation and food is fully provided by the training centre on the isle, but please register on-line: registration form