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Making Nature’s Values Visible

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity including the growing cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. TEEB presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize, demonstrate and capture the values of ecosystem services & biodiversity.

Country Projects

Since the launch of the TEEB reports various countries have initiated TEEB studies to demonstrate the value of their ecosystems and to encourage policy-making that recognizes and accounts for their ecosystem services and biodiversity.

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Sector & Biome Studies

The sector and biome studies capture and assess the costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, with the ultimate goal of integrating these findings into decision-making at all levels.

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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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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – Valuation Database Manual

December 2013 – The Manual presents an overview and explains the potential uses and functions of the TEEB Valuation Database. The Manual discusses the origin of the database; describes its content and structure; outlines its contents and discusses how it may be used including important caveats.

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TEEB Georgia Scoping Study

September 2013 – This scoping study takes stock of work that has been done thus far on biodiversity and ecosystem services assessments in Georgia, prioritizes important economic sectors and highlights critical relationships to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The study identifies five core sectors energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry applicable for TEEB.

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TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia: Main Findings and Way-forward

September 2013 – The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry

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