Reflections following the IPBES Global Assessment Launch: 5 ways to take the
guesswork out of decision making

The cost of biodiversity loss is skyrocketing, and we may soon discover tipping points of entire systems, such as coral reefs and polar systems, by actually tipping them. But although the patient – planet earth – has a huge number…

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“Health and nutrition experts should and must interact with plant
scientists”

Dr. Salman Hussain is an economist whose work focuses on ecosystems and the environment. He is an author of a new, ground-breaking report from the Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood). This report, launching on June…

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Promoting food production that values ecosystems

UN Environment and the National Museums of Kenya have agreed to work together to develop policy reforms in agriculture that take into account the value of ecosystems. A scoping workshop for the three-year German-funded project entitled Supporting Biodiversity and Climate-friendly…

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Finding the True Cost of Food

Supported by a range of subsidies and other government policies, cheap food has been linked to environmental, health and social problems. But incorporating these costs into food prices is an extremely complex issue. The Agenda welcomes Ruth Richardson and Alexander…

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China, EU deepen ties on environmental policies and natural capital accounting

The Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched a new project called Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Beijing on November 1. The EU and China’s economic prosperity are underpinned by their natural capital –…

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SEEA México Taller Técnico

English version México participa en un innovador proyecto global sobre Cuentas de Capital Natural y valoración de Servicios Ecosistémicos Un proyecto global coordinado por ONU Medio Ambiente, INEGI y el sector ambiental de México. Con las Cuentas de Capital Natural…

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SEEA Mexico Inception Mission

versión en Español Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Inception Mission Mexico – June 2017   Mexico takes part int a groundbreaking global project on Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services    On 13-14 June, the…

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truevaluefarm

The Agroecology Haiku* From a smallholder farmer, with love   Farmers planting potatoes – Vincent Van Gogh Smallholder farmers live as a forced labourers for a changing global food system, in which their success is only defined in terms of…

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Protected: Survey Test

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TEEB Ecuador – Reunión Técnica

English version © ProEcuador / Cacao Ecuatoriano Quito (Ecuador) 5 – 8 Julio de 2016. TEEB ha organizado un taller técnico para discutir del progreso del proyecto TEEB Ecuador, cuyo objetivo es “integrar el papel de los servicios ecosistémicos y de la biodiversidad en…

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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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