TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) Study - D2 Report for Administrators

2009 - 2010
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) was a major international initiative - financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission, UNEP and several other partners - evaluating the global economic benefits of sustainable use of ecosystem services and conservation of biodiversity.
ICLEI was actively contributing in the TEEB D2 report directed to local and regional policy-makers, administrators and managers. This report explores and gives practical guidance on how to deal with the challenge of ecosystem services and, more particular, biodiversity loss at a local and regional level. It examines what local governments can do with respect to natural resource use and management, maintaining and supporting biodiversity, local and regional urban and spatial design, as well as market-based approaches, such as Payment for Ecosystem Services.