Yale University and TEEB teamed up to create a course on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. The course is designed to train students in the foundations of valuation of ecosystem services, dynamic interactions of people and ecosystems and their impacts on local communities, sub-national and national policy and international agreements. Issues covered include challenges in valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, particularly in developing countries, some core frameworks & methodologies for such valuation, local and national policy solutions, and business responses. The course uses case studies to explore the impacts on biodiversity of fiscal & economic policies and market mechanisms, including subsidies, property rights regimes, PES schemes, REDD+, and industry studies.
The course has been conducted by Pavan Sukhdev together with several external expert speakers who are practitioners in the fields of natural resource management, international development and ecosystem services.
Here are links to videos of some of the lecture highlights. More will come online soon.
Highlights from Introduction to Valuing Nature: TEEB@Yale
Highlights from Valuation Approaches & Paradigms Part 1: TEEB@YALE
Highlights from Valuation Approaches & Paradigms Part 2: TEEB@YALE
Highlights from Valuation Approaches & Paradigms Part 3: TEEB@YALE