The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making nature’s values visible”. Its principal objective is to mainstream the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making at all levels. It aims to achieve this goal by following a structured approach to valuation that helps decision-makers recognize the wide range of benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, demonstrate their values in economic terms and, where appropriate, suggest how to capture those values in decision-making.
In line with this objective and in partnerships with various entities around the world, TEEB is involved in a number of projects. Additionally, the TEEB Office also provides a platform for TEEB-inspired country studies that are financed and managed by governments or other development partners.