About The TEEB Study

The Bank of Natural Capital is a website created to communicate the findings of The TEEB Study into The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).

The TEEB Study assessed the global economic costs of ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, and recommended solutions to policy makers, administrators, businesses and individuals. It was initiated by the G8 + 5, hosted by UNEP, and is supported by the European Commission, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Japan and Sweden.

Led by Pavan Sukhdev, the study has drawn together the experience, knowledge and expertise of over 500 experts from science, economics, business, development and policy from all around the world to identify and develop practical actions in response to the growing evidence of the impacts of the loss of biodiversity loss.

Phase I of the study saw the release of the TEEB Interim Report in 2008. This illustrated the magnitude of the economic dimension of biodiversity loss, while Phase II, running until early 2011, seeks to provide recommendations and guidance to help address these problems and consists of a series of reports for distinct end-users:

TEEB for Policy Makers Report TEEB for Local & Regional Policy Makers Report TEEB for Business Report TEEB Climate Issues Report
TEEB for Ecologists and Economists (TEEB-D0) TEEB for International & National Policy Makers (TEEB-D1) TEEB for Local & Regional Policy (TEEB-D2) TEEB for Business (TEEB-D3) TEEB Climate Issues Update

To download these TEEB reports please visit the TEEB study website where you will also find resources for journalists and information about the TEEB team, our study leader, its advisory board and scientific coordinators.

This website, The Bank of Natural Capital, is TEEB’s offer for citizens. Released in late 2010 as part of phase II of the TEEB Study, it tries to communicate the core concepts explored in the study, including why and how we should value nature. For a full list of contributors, please see Contributors.

We have to point out that the Bank of Natural Capital does not, yet, provide either traditional or natural banking services.

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By Georgina Langdale, Oct 19

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TEEB Sessions at Nagoya

A brief summary of the schedule of TEEB events at Nagoya ranged from the 20th-25th October 2010.

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By Georgina Langdale, Oct 19

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Green TV Japan interview Pavan Sukhdev on TEEB and COP10

Green TV caught up with Pavan in Nagoya to find out his views on COP10 and TEEB’s role at Nagoya.

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By Lara Barbier, Oct 14

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How much would you pay for planet Earth?

Invest in lush tropical forests, vibrant coral reefs and clear blue streams, and they will provide a healthy return. That’s the message from a group of environmental economists who for the first time have estimated the cash value of ecosystems.

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By Pavan Sukhdev, Oct 8

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Our Philosophy

In order to flesh out a broader holistic economic approach which recognizes the existence and significant economic effects of natural capital, we argue that shadow prices can and should be calculated and presented, in the proper context of different biomes …

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About The TEEB Study / Pavan Sukhdev, 8 Oct 10

By TEEB Team, Oct 8

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TEEB’s 5 Recommendations for National and International Policy Makers

The TEEB for National Policy Maker’s report demonstrates the value of ecosystems and biodiversity to the economy, to society and to individuals. It underlines the urgency of action, as well as the benefits and opportunities that will arise as a …

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By TEEB Team, Oct 8

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TEEB’s 7 Recommendations for Businesses

Business and enterprise have a huge role to play in how we manage, safeguard and invest in our natural capital. The TEEB for Business report is aimed squarely at this sector and provides practical guidance on the issues and the …

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By TEEB Team, Oct 8

TEEB Team

TEEB’s stepwise approach for Local and Regional Policy Makers

The TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers report is planned as an advisory tool for local and regional policymakers, administrators and managers. The information in this report will also be of interest to organisations such as NGOs, regulatory bodies, …

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By Georgina Langdale, Oct 8

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In economic rethink, experts call for putting price tag on nature

Deutsche Welle World: Environment | 28.09.2010 Amid growing evidence of the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, economists are pushing businesses and governments to factor the price of ecological destruction into their decision-making. What’s a forest worth? Can you put a figure …

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