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.
About economics and the environment
- 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
IUCN’s evaluations of 10 sites nominated to obtain World Heritage status are now public ahead of the upcoming World Heritage Committee meeting. In addition, the first batch of State of Conservation reports, prepared jointly by IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, has been released. … | French | Spanish
02 May 2014 | Article
Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific. …
04 Apr 2014 | News story