TEEBThe Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
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The project will consolidate guidance and training for TEEB national implementation; provide technical support on valuation and accounting for specific national-level TEEB projects; and enhance the communication and dissemination of TEEB results.
Although not at all related to self-serving motives, they can nevertheless be characterized as a means-to-an-end scenario, in that human well-being increases if other humans are better-off (but see Nida-Rumelin 2011, Naturkapital Deutschland TEEB DE 2012).
A second international study, the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, TEEB, undertaken from 2007-2010 by the UN Environment Programme (3,4) was widely reported, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development actively supports the project.
The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity TEEB (2010) The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations.
Los tres componentes de la biodiversidad, los ecosistemas, especies y diversidad genetica pueden contribuir a la seguridad alimentaria y mejorar la nutricion (Toledo y Burlingame 2006; TEEB 2010), la nutricion y la conservacion de la diversidad biologica son elementos clave de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM); cuyo proposito es reducir a la mitad la proporcion de personas que padecen hambre, y garantizar la sustentabilidad del medio ambiente para 2015 (United Nations, UN 2011).
The findings were compiled and released by the TEEB for Business Coalition, consisting of organizations that support accounting for natural capital in business.
Baswood's chairman of the board, actor Edward Norton, is the United Nations Ambassador for Biodiversity, a trustee of Conservation International and member of the TEEB Advisory Council and a long-time advocate for sustainable technologies.
According to the TEEB report, the value of wetlands is still underestimated and they continue to be degraded or destroyed at an alarming rate.
Indeed, emerging out of the 2007 TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) project initiated by the G8, a website named The Bank of Natural Capital now exists to communicate the "economic impact of biodiversity loss," which boils down, as they put it, to the simple equation, "do nothing, and we lose trillions.
Bishop, who was chief economist at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland, presents this volume, a product of the TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), and shows how companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and restore ecosystems.
Time Topic 8:00 Work panel organized by biodiversity agreement on building capacities in MENA region to include TEEB in national planning and decision-making, in collaboration with UNEP and ESCWA, at ESCWA headquarters.