Enabling Environment

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]

The Changing Wealth of Nations—Measuring Sustainable Development in the New Millennium”

17th July 2011
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

“What is not measured is not managed” is one of the truisms of management science, and it points to a weakness in the indicators we use to gauge development progress. As this book demonstrates, natural resources account for over 20 percent of the wealth of developing nations. Yet indicators like the growth rate of gross… [more]

TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers

16th September 2010
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers calls on local policy makers to understand the value of their natural capital and the services it provides and apply a focus on nature’s benefits in local policy areas such as urban management, spatial planning and protected areas management. The report aims to provide an inspiring starting… [more]

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment: Water Valuation Guidance Document

1st April 2010
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This ‘Water Valuation Guidance Document’ was commissioned by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Water Agenda Development Committee (WADC). It is a Canada-wide reference document for water resource decision-makers – in federal, provincial and territorial government, Aboriginal groups and local municipalities and boards – to help establish how water valuation can assist… [more]

TEEB for Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the Value of Nature

12th November 2009
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

TEEB for Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the value of nature report calls on policy makers to accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in the management and restoration of ecosystems. The report also calls for more sophisticated cost-benefit analysis before policy decisions are made. The report cites a study in south Thailand on the conversion… [more]

What are Ecosystem Services? The Need for Standardized Environmental Accounting Units

1st July 2007
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper advocates consistently defined units of account to measure the contributions of nature to human welfare. We argue that such units have to date not been defined by environmental accounting advocates and that the term “ecosystem services” is too ad hoc to be of practical use in welfare accounting. We propose a definition, rooted… [more]