Feeding the World, Sustaining the Global Food Economy
Natural Capital Accounting at the World Parks Congress
Towards greener and more inclusive economies UNEP engages with strategic partners
TEEB study to demonstrate the value of mangroves for Liberia
Valuing natural capital prerequisite to longterm economic growth plans of Georgia

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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Latest Publications

TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB Challenges and Responses

September 2014- This publication describes the progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature.

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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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