Making Nature’s Values Visible
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making nature’s values visible”. Its principal objective is to mainstream the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making at all levels. It aims to achieve this goal by following a structured approach to valuation that helps decision-makers recognize the wide range of benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, demonstrate their values in economic terms and, where appropriate, capture those values in decision-making.
TEEB for Agriculture & Food
TEEBAgriFood spans several projects that seek to frame, undertake and use holistic evaluations of agricultural systems, practices, products, policy scenarios against a comprehensive range of impacts and dependencies across food value chains.
Natural Capital Accounting
TEEB, in partnership with UN Statistics and CBD, seeks to advance the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) and mainstream the full range of ecosystem services and benefits into standard macro-economic accounts