Wednesday, April 15, 2009
CALL FOR EVIDENCE: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative draws attention to the local and global benefits of biodiversity and to the social and economic costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. It is a cooperative effort of researchers from North and South, led by Pavan Sukhdev (UNEP) and funded by the EU and several governments.
They are looking for studies, case descriptions and personal accounts (both published and unpublished), that deal with the potential, the implications and the caveats of applying economic valuation tools at local and regional level. Your response will inform the TEEB D2 Report for Local and Regional Policy Levels which is intended to offer orientation for sub-national policy makers and stakeholders.
You find further information about the TEEB Initiative and its other Calls for Evidence here.
Please note that the deadline for contributions is June 30th 2009. [more information]