Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterqSubmit to LinkedIn

Other-edButton  bandeau-new-June2017 cover big April FINAL cover big March3 cover big February-2017 cover big January-final- cover big December FINAL cover big November FINAL cover big October-FINAL cover big September-16-big cover big June 2016 cover big May-FINAL cover big Aprilv7 cover big February02 cover big January2016 cover november2015 grande cover october2015 grande cover big Sept good cover-old July small cover-old June small cover-old June cover-old APRIL cover-old MARCH cover-old feb cover-old cover-old cover oct2014 bandeauhome-sept cover July2 other small coverJune cover-new-May-2014 cover-new-April-2014 cover-new-march-2014 cover feb14  cover-january-2014   
Issue 05 / May 2017 Issue 04/ April 2017 Issue 03/ March 2017 Issue 02/ February 2017 Issue 01 / January 2017 Issue 09 / November 2016 Issue 08 / October 2016 Issue 07 / September 2016 Issue 06 / July/August 2016 Issue 05 / June 2016 Issue 04 / April 2016 Issue 03 / March 2016 Issue 02 / February 2016 Issue 01 / January 2016 Issue 10 / November 2015 Issue 09 / October 2015 Issue 08 / September 2015 Issue 07 / July-August 2015 Issue 06 / June 2015 Issue 05 / May 2015 Issue 04 / April 2015 Issue 03 / March 2015 Issue 02 / February 2015 Issue 01 / January 2015 Issue 10 / November 2014 Issue 09 / October 2014 Issue 08 / September 2014 Issue 07 / July/August 2014 Issue 06 / June 2014 Issue 05 / May 2014 Issue 04 / April 2014 Issue 03 / March 2014  Issue 02 / February 2014 Issue 01 / January 2014
TEEB for Agriculture and Food study taking shape

Nearly 100 experts have agreed on some of the key first steps towards a ‘TEEB for Agriculture and Food study,’ which aims to raise awareness of the importance of natural capital for the sector.


At an event held in Brussels from 8 to 11 September, environmental economists and ecologists – together with stakeholders from the health and nutrition sectors and others – agreed on the study’s role as a science-based assessment and thus how the next work phases should be carried out. Agreement was also reached on guidance for the research the report will contain and its structure.


In his video message welcoming participants to the event, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner commented on how throughout his career he had been struck by the “uneasy relationship” and “perceived different objectives” between the environmental sustainability and agriculture sectors.


Yet the latter “holds the potential to be part of the solution to the challenges of the 21st century,” he underlined, with the TEEB approach opening the eyes of many to the “invisible value of nature”. The success of our economies and societies depends on rediscovering their link to the health of our planet, stressed Mr Steiner.


The first Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report highlighted the financial cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. It found that including natural capital in government and business accounting could reduce these losses.


A full report from the workshop can be read here.
Please get in touch with for more information.

 This site is best viewed in Google Chrome
Copyright © United Nations Environment Programme.
Privacy  I  Terms and Conditions