Data Tools & Methodologies

The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review: Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks & Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Change

13th July 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or “ecosystem services.” Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. Coastal wetlands filter waste, mitigate floods, and serve as nurseries for commercial fisheries. However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ecosystems. The Millennium… [more]

Uncovering Ecosystem Service Bundles through Social Preferences

18th June 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Ecosystem service assessments have increasingly been used to support environmental management policies, mainly based on biophysical and economic indicators. However, few studies have coped with the social-cultural dimension of ecosystem services, despite being considered a research priority. We examined how ecosystem service bundles and trade-offs emerge from diverging social preferences toward ecosystem services delivered by… [more]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise

1st April 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This book is a product of the TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). It provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss, and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and to restore ecosystems. This book reviews indicators and drivers of biodiversity loss and ecosystem decline,… [more]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in Local and Regional Policy and Management

15th March 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  TEEB in Local and Regional Policy and Management explores the potential for local development provided by an approach based on nature. It offers examples of successful implementation of this approach from across the world, highlighting the importance of local decision making in management and planning. It provides tools and practical guidance for reform, and… [more]

Why Value the Oceans – A Discussion Paper

24th February 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Building upon the foundations of the TEEB reports, ‘TEEB for Oceans and Coasts’ seeks to draw attention to the economic benefits of ocean and coastal biodiversity and healthy ecosystems and emphasize the unrealized benefits of preserved and enhanced whole ecosystem structures, functions and processes to the well-being of humans and nature. It bridges the gaps… [more]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) in Business and Enterprise

7th January 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This book is a product of the TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). It provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and to restore ecosystems.   This book reviews indicators and drivers of biodiversity loss and ecosystem… [more]