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2012-05-02 21:00:36

Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. The study is the first comprehensive effort to directly compare the impacts of biological diversity loss to the anticipated effects of a host of other human-caused environmental changes. The results highlight the need for stronger local, national and international efforts to protect...

2012-01-20 11:02:11

Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world. The challenges of conserving the world´s species are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change. Dealing with the biodiversity crisis requires political will and needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge if we are to ensure a safe future for the planet. This is the main conclusion from scientists from University of Copenhagen, after 100 researchers and policy experts from EU countries...

2011-04-08 00:00:00

Allows Companies to Make Better Business Decisions by Valuing Ecosystem Services GENEVA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to...

2010-10-20 18:45:44

The economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, was the conclusion of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report launched today by TEEB study leader, Pavan Sukhdev. "TEEB has documented not only the multi-trillion dollar importance to the global economy...

2010-09-10 12:07:46

Factoring the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into policy-making can help save cities and regional authorities money while boosting the local economy, enhancing quality of life, securing livelihoods and generating employment. This is the finding from a major international study, launched in a report by TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers, being released in Belgium, Brazil, India, Japan and South Africa. In the Framework of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union,...

2010-07-13 15:06:58

Companies with 'net positive impact' on biological diversity are winners in resource-constrained world Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of 'natural capital', a new report launched today highlights. Over 50 per cent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) surveyed in Latin America and 45 per cent in Africa see declines in biodiversity as a challenge to business growth. In contrast, less than 20 per cent of their counterparts in western Europe...

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2010-05-23 10:00:00

A key UN report on biodiversity will recommend major changes such as company fines to help save the planet's species and protect the natural world. The report also argues that global action on biodiversity is more powerful than the argument for tackling climate change. "ËœThe Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity' (TEEB) report was launched in 2007 with the support of the UN Environment Program, after G8 and major emerging economies called for a global study. The report,...

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2009-11-13 12:40:00

A new UN report claims that by investing billions into saving biodiversity and ecosystems, groups could stand to earn trillions. The report showed that world leaders must come together to ensure the safety of threatened species and ecosystems, or they will have to pay the price later. "Recognizing and rewarding the value delivered to society by the natural environment must become a policy priority," said Pavan Sukhdev, lead author of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) paper...

2009-10-16 10:20:43

Economists, assigning values to 'ecosystem services,' report staggering totals and rates of return on investment Experts concluding the global DIVERSITAS biodiversity conference today in Cape Town described preliminary research revealing jaw-dropping dollar values of the "ecosystem services" of biomes like forests and coral reefs "“ including food, pollution treatment and climate regulation. Undertaken to help societies make better-informed choices, the economic research shows a single...

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2009-09-03 12:30:00

Climate change is likely to result in the "imminent loss" of the world's coral reef systems, according to a new report on Wednesday. The study, backed by the UN's Environment Program and sponsored by the European Commission, Germany and Britain, found that current efforts to reduce climate change are not extensive enough to save the world's reef systems, which researchers have estimated may be worth more than $100 billion annually. "We face the imminent loss of coral reefs due to climate...


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