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1 Which initiatives do exist and what is UNEP TEEB doing? UNEP TEEB Office Jasmin Hundorf 22 May 2013 TEEB Country Studies Learning from Experience and how to Utilize Results Isle of Vilm, Germany

2 Related efforts and processes and their link to TEEB Snapshot of TEEB national implementation TEEB sectoral studies TEEB communications Overview

3 Related efforts and processes and their link to TEEB

4 TEEB's main reports Implementation: putting TEEB into practice Phase III

5 TEEB …in policy decisions G8 Carta di Siracusa (2009) G20 Leaders Statement (2010) CBD COP-10 Decision X/2 on the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity Decision X/21 on Business Engagement Decision X/44 on Incentive Measures Aichi Targets 1 and 2 Ramsar Resolution X.12 on Principles for partnerships between the Ramsar Convention and the business sector CITES COP-15

6 TEEB …in policy decisions 2012 Ramsar COP 11 – Resolution XI/17 (July 2012) IUCN World Conservation Congress (Jeju) Motion 146 and Motion 157 (September 2012) CBD COP 11 (October 2012) Inland Water Ecosystems (XI/21) Decision on Incentive Measures (XI/30) 2. Notes existing efforts by a number of Parties to prepare national studies on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity, and encourages other Parties and Governments to also consider, as appropriate, the preparation of such studies, making use of the findings of the international study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) and of similar work at the national or regional levels, involving all relevant stakeholders, and to identify mechanisms and measures to integrate the values of biodiversity into relevant national and local policies, programmes and planning processes, as well as reporting systems, in a manner adapted to national circumstances;

7 1.Facilitating TEEB National Studies 2.Supporting TEEB Biome and Sectoral Studies 3.Promoting Outreach, Communications and Networks Implementation: Components of TEEB Phase III

8 TEEB implementation National TEEB studies: e.g. Brazil, China, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Sweden + TEEB ENRTP project in 5 developing countries Sub-national TEEB studies: Polish TEEB for Cities, TEEB Flanders, TEEB Reykjavík, Kamschatka? Regional TEEB studies: Heart of Borneo, Nordic TEEB, TEEB ASEAN, Caucasus? TEEB for Business: NL TEEB for Business, TEEB Germany for Business, TEEB for Business Brazil, TEEB for Business Switzerland?

9 TEEB implementation – Training and Guidance Regional TEEB workshops Training package TEEB Guidance Manual

10 Objective: draw attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity, highlighting the growing cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation and drawing together expertise from the fields of ecosystem science, economics and development policy to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem considerations in national policymaking Launched at CBD COP-11 side event on How to factor natural capital into decision making and leverage biodiversity finance? in October 2012 Implemented over three years Three components: 1.) Guidance Material and Training 2.) Implementation of country projects 3.) Communication and Outreach EC-funded TEEB National Implementation project: Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policymaking

11 The role of the TEEB UNEP Office -developing guidance and training material -keeping track of national TEEB initiatives -guiding initiatives via TEEB network of experts -connecting projects to each other (exchange of expertise and success stories) and funding options -providing a platform to present national and sub-national TEEB projects (workshops, TEEBrief, website) -national, regional and local capacity building -providing – where possible – technical assistance (e.g. support with writing of project proposals; review of local, national and regional TEEB draft outputs) -coordinating the TEEB ENRTP project

12 TEEB for Cities (released in August 2011) Water and Wetlands (Ramsar Secretariat, 2012) Oceans and Coasts Agriculture & Food TEEB and Green Economy (Rio+20 Input) March 2013 Sectors and Biomes: examples

13 –Upgrading TEEB website and promotion of social media –Supporting workshops and meetings in collaboration with partners (e.g. IUCN WCC, CBD COP) –Providing and sharing up-to-date news and information about natural capital developments (e.g. via our TEEB brief) –Compiling and making available information on TEEB case studies Outreach, Communications and Networks

14 TEEB phase III – new website

15 newsletter Platforms & networks: stay connected!

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