Author Archives: TEEB Team
By TEEB Team, Apr 29
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) although a relatively new name, have been around for longer than one might think.
By TEEB Team, Mar 29
For the first time in history, more than half of the human population lives in cities. China already has 100 cities with a population of over one million and India has 35. By the year 2050, the UN predicts that up …
By TEEB Team, Feb 2
February 2nd is World Wetlands Day which celebrates the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.
By TEEB Team, Dec 27
Eco-tourism is a burgeoning section of the fast growing tourism sector. As consumers become more environmentally aware their tastes are expanding and they are also choosing to take part in holidays which have less impact on the environment. Eco Tourism …
By TEEB Team, Dec 15
Global biodiversity benefits – including carbon storage, genetic information for bio-industry and pharmaceuticals, international hydrological services, wildlife and landscape beauty – need to be recognised, and costs and benefits fairly shared if we are to halt their degradation.
By TEEB Team, Dec 7
As public goods, many of nature’s services such as fresh air and clean water are provided free to everyone. As long as natural ecosystems have been abundant, little thought will have been given to their long-term sustainability. Increasing conversion of land for intensive and specialized uses, however, results in these natural services becoming scarce and therefore more costly to provide.
By TEEB Team, Nov 20
So, what are subsidies? In short they are a form of financial assistance paid by the government to a business or economic sector. The more comprehensive definition of a subsidy by the World Trade Organization (WTO) is used for regulating …
By TEEB Team, Nov 17
Many economic sectors are directly concerned with biodiversity and ecosystems services. These include agriculture, fisheries, forestry, development, health, energy, transport and industry.
By TEEB Team, Oct 26
The tourism sector is one of the major employers in the world supporting over 200 million workers. The rate of growth in tourism is quite simply enormous. In 2008, 922 million international tourists were recorded compared with 534 million in 1995.