TEEB redesigns its logo
A new logo commemorates TEEB’s 10-year anniversary since the launch of the TEEB reports.
TEEB Study Leader receives Tyler Prize
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement was awarded to Pavan Sukhdev for bringing the economic consequences of environmental degradation and loss to the attention of corporate and political decision-makers. Press release
TEEBAgriFood Framework receives Future Policy Vision award
For its comprehensive approach providing opportunities to contribute to the majority of the SDGs and offering an effective system of ‘true cost accounting’, and its respect for the Future Just Lawmaking Principles and Elements of Agroecology, TEEBAgriFood was recognized with the Future Policy Vision Award 2018, awarded by the World Future Council in partnership with FAO and IFOAM – Organics International. Article
TEEB for Agriculture & Food
On the occasion of World Environment Day, a ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ report is launched in New Delhi, India under the leadership of Alexander Müller. The report addresses the core theoretical issues and controversies underpinning the evaluation of the nexus between the agri-food sector, biodiversity and ecosystem services and externalities including human health impacts from agriculture on a global scale. Press release | Read more
TEEB Study Leader receives Blue Planet Prize
The Asahi Glass Foundation recognized Pavan Sukhdev for his pioneering research in mainstreaming ecosystem services for improved public policies and business practices. Press release
Guidance Manual for TEEB Country Studies
A report is launched in order to provide guidance to practitioners in the areas of policy analysis and ecosystem service valuations, communicating findings, following up and finally applying results.
TEEB for Water & Wetlands
On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, a report is launched in Geneva, Switzerland to offer insights on critical water-related ecosystem services in order to encourage additional policy momentum, business commitment, and investment in the conservation, restoration, and wise use of wetlands. Press release
Shifting from analysis to action
Capitalizing on the momentum created by the TEEB Study Reports, the initiative moved into a phase of implementation and facilitation. The goal was to roll out the recommendations of TEEB by supporting efforts at the regional, national and sub-national levels, developing a TEEB for Business Coalition, exploring a deeper analysis of sectors and biomes, and carrying out training and capacity-building activities (including the development of a Guidance Manual).
UNEP hosts the TEEB Office
TEEB finds its institutional home at the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, Switzerland and sets up an office to manage day-to-day operations and communications activities.
The TEEB Study Reports are launched
Based on a call for deeper analysis, four end user-targeted publications, as well as a synthesis report, were presented at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-10):
- TEEB Ecological and Economic Foundations: key concepts and methodologies for the economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services
- TEEB in National and International Policy Making: analysis and guidance on how to value and internalize biodiversity and ecosystem values in policy decisions
- TEEB in Local and Regional Policy and Management: analysis, guidance and case studies for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem values at regional and local levels
- TEEB in Business and Enterprise: analysis and guidance on how business and enterprise can identify and manage their biodiversity and ecosystem risks and opportunities
- TEEB Synthesis Report: key findings of the TEEB reports and useful policy recommendations for mainstreaming the economics of nature into decision-making
The TEEB Interim Report is launched
Presented at the High-Level Segment of the 9th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-9), the TEEB Interim Report laid a broad foundation where evidence and examples of valuation were collated, elements of a biodiversity/ecosystem valuation framework identified, and long standing issues such as ethics in making choices regarding future values were re-emphasized. Press release
TEEB is commissioned
At the G8+5 Potsdam Meeting of Environment Ministers, a call was launched for a global analysis of the economic significance of biodiversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation. Sigmar Gabriel (then Minister for the Environment in Germany) and Stavros Dimas (then European Commissioner for the Environment) agreed to take forward and launch the TEEB initiative under the leadership of Pavan Sukhdev.