The wealth of nature is essential to the wealth of nations. All aspects of the global economy, from raw materials to manufacturing to trade and commerce depend on biodiversity and ecosystems. Biodiversity and ecosystems supply our economies with indispensable goods and services, such as water, food, fuel, building materials and medicines. Our societies have benefited tremendously through the individual and collective management of these natural resources. They provide the basis for economic development and improvements in human well being.
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A consortium led by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been appointed as one of two global groups to develop the Natural Capital Protocol – a comprehensive guide to measuring and valuing natural capital in business decision-making. …
28 Jul 2014 | News story
We depend on land for everything essential: food, water, shelter. When land loses its function and productivity - how should we go about restoring it? Where do we start? How shall we pay for it? A new framework for decision-making helps answer these questions, using the simple but powerful lens of economic analysis. …
16 Jul 2014 | News story
- Global restoration of forest landscapes - where are the opportunities? What are the benefits?
- Spotlight on the Bonn Challenge, the largest restoration inititative the world has ever seen.
- "What forest restoration means to me" - Interviews with humanitarian Bianca Jagger, filmmaker John Liu and many more.
- Assessing restoration potential at the national and subnational level.
- Mobilizing support for the global restoration movement.
13 Jun 2014 | Downloads - publication