The Economics of Nature – findings from the TEEB study

Georgina Langdale *1

1 TEEB, Hastings, Hawke's Bay 4174, New Zealand

The UNEP hosted study into The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) set out to make an economic case for the conservation of, and investment in, Nature. Since its publication in 2010, some countries are moving forward on recommendations to value their Natural Capital. This presentation highlights some of the key recommendations from the TEEB studies, some examples of the application of the economics of nature from around the world, and a glimpse of how business and policy makers are starting to apply these concepts to their decision making.

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