Welcome to the Bank of Natural Capital. This website, part of The TEEB Study, aims to communicate why and how we should value nature.
In addition to its intrinsic worth, nature provides many economic benefits, from food, fuel and fibres, to freshwater recycling, carbon capture and crop pollination. How long would our culture and our economies survive without the ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources that underpin them?
Yet that’s exactly what’s happening. Quite simply, we use nature because it’s valuable but lose it because it’s free. It’s time for that to stop and we need your help communicating how and why.
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 …
TEEB’s Journey to Nagoya
The 2010 International Year of Biodiversity is stirring up plenty of talk about biodiversity. News on the alarming rate of species extinction, cost of deforestation to our economies, and biodiversity’s impacts to businesses have reached a number of print and online …
The Invisible Economy
Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, Head of UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative, explains the problems of a global economy that ignores nature and its services.