WORKSHOP: Examining policy tools and instruments emerging from TEEB

16 August 2012 | Event

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study has raised global awareness of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for human well being. Following TEEB, numerous countries are now engaged in processes to assess ecosystems and their services at national and local levels, encompassing both ecological assessments and economic valuations. This workshop will explore what policy tools and instruments are available or need to be developed to tangibly make a difference and enhance conservation in all TEEB-like processes. 

  • DATE: 08 Sep 2012
  • TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • ROOM: 303

In this workshop, case studies from island ecosystems demonstrating ways to increase resilience to various threats by applying policy tools and instruments will convey important lessons from participants' knowledge and experience. Participants will also review and discuss existing policy and other supporting tools and instruments in the following areas: International cooperation and coordination, regulations such as subsidies, taxes and tradable permits, economic incentives such as payments for ecosystem services, information on monitoring, data bases, assessments and valuation, stakeholder involvement and communication and education.

Using the world café format, this workshop is an opportunity to exchange knowledge, develop new ideas and approaches, better understand interactions and network with other participants. The workshop nicely complements other TEEB related events at the Forum organised by UNEP-TEEB, UNEP-WCMC and GIZ and aligns with the new strategic plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

This workshop is organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in partnership with UNEP-TEEB, UNEP-WCMC, the German Ministry for Environment (BMU), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).