This week in Natural Capital

 Week 21 – 25 July 2014, by Anna Heuberger, Feeding a growing population: The necessity of a global landscape restoration revolution Devex, July 22, 2014 According to the world food program (WFP) 842 million people worldwide do not have enough…

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TEEBrief July/August 2014 Issue

TEEBrief July/August Issue 2014/03

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The vital role of ecosystem valuation for decision-making

Mathew Parr, Kenya, 14 July 2014 Water and wetlands training demonstrates some of the challenges facing Africa in managing development and environment trade-offs and the vital role of ecosystem valuation for decision-making. The Ecosystem Alliance, an international program of IUCN…

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Natural Capital Coalition selects two global consortia to develop the Natural
Capital Protocol

London, 8 July 2014 The Natural Capital Protocol will provide a methodology for businesses across the world to understand the extent to which they are dependent on the natural environment. The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) (formerly the TEEB for Business…

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Adopt, adapt and scale up best practices to protect fragile ecosystems

Geneva, 22 May 2014 It is increasingly recognized that one of the most effective ways to protect and sustainably manage and use biodiversity is through genuine and durable partnerships for action. “Let us commit to adopting, adapting and scaling up…

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Will the pursuit of food security weaken the resilience of global food systems?

Geneva, 16 May 2014, by Colin Khoury Fifty years ago palm oil was virtually non-existent in the Colombian diet. Now over 25% of the fat in national food supplies comes from the crop, making it the single most important plant…

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Seven principles to guide a resilience approach

Geneva, 05 May 2014, by Sturle Hauge Simonsen Everybody’s talking about resilience, but does anyone know how to apply it? Here are seven principles to help you along the way In our globalized society, there are virtually no ecosystems that…

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Valuing natural capital prerequisite to longterm economic growth plans of
Georgia

Geneva, 29 April 2014 Ms. Khatuna Gogaladze, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, in what was perceived as a country taking the lead to value its natural capital, launched the TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia on 1…

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Valuing Natural Capital: What Next and Why?

Pavan Sukhdev, Geneva, 23 April 2014 Engage businesses and accountancy regulators in an international effort to redefine corporate performance and report it in a holistic way. Earth Day, 2014: I’m on my way to Copenhagen, for the annual GLASA event…

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Presentations international workshop on TEEB country studies

Date Title Presenter Wednesday 22 May 2013 Introduction to  the Workshop Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BFN) TEEB Nordic Synthesis Marianne Kettunen, Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) TEEB India Ravindra Singh, GIZ, India TEEB Germany  Christoph…

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Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

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Towards TEEBAgriFood

TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…

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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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