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Global Biodiversity

TEEB for Business Draft Chapters

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To download the draft chapters of the TEEB for Business report click on the following links:

 TEEB for Business Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Chapter 2: Business impacts and dependence on biodiversity and ecosystem services       Annex

Chapter 3: Measuring and reporting biodiversity and ecosystem impacts and dependence

Chapter 4: Scaling down biodiversity and ecosystem risks to business

Chapter 5: Increasing biodiversity business opportunities

Chapter 6: Business, biodiversity and sustainable development

Chapter 7: A recipe for biodiversity and business growth.  Annex
                   (Chapter 7 will be uploaded following outcomes of the 
                     First Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium)

TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers

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The TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers -A Quick Guide is available in the following languages:

EnglishFrench | Spanish | Portuguese | Russian | Chinese Arabic | German |

TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers Report

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Part I: The Opportunity
           Chapter 1: The Value of Nature for Local Development
Part II: The Tools
          Chapter 2: Conceptual Frameworks for Considering the Benefits of Nature
           Chapter 3: Tools for Valuation and Appraisal of Ecosystem Services in Policy Making
Part IIIa: The Practice
           Chapter 4: Ecosystem Services in Cities and Public Management
           Chapter 5: Ecosystem Services in Rural Areas and Natural Resource Management
           Chapter 6: Spatial Planning and Environmental Assessments
Part IIIb: The Practice
           Chapter 7: Ecosystem Services and Protected Areas
           Chapter 8: Payments for Ecosystem Services and Conservation Banking
           Chapter 9: Certification and Labelling
Part IV: Conclusion
           Chapter 10: Making Your Natural Capital Work for Local Development
           Tools and Databases
           Glossary and abbreviations

TEEB for Policy Makers Draft Chapters

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TEEB for Policy Makers Summary document

The full report:
Part I              The need for action
Chapter 1         The global biodiversity crisis and related policy challenge
Chapter 2         Framework and guiding principles for the policy response
Part II             Measuring what we manage: information tools for decision-makers
Chapter 3         Strengthening indicators and accounting systems for natural capital
Chapter 4         Integrating ecosystem and biodiversity values into policy assessment
Part III           Available solutions: instruments for better stewardship of natural capital
Chapter 6        Reforming subsidies
Chapter 9        Investing in ecological infrastructure
Part IV            The road ahead
Chapter 10       Responding to the value of nature

To contact the TEEB for Policy Makers co-ordinator, please e-mail  Patrick ten Brink


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Ireland’s Vision for Biodiversity

“That biodiversity and ecosystems in Ireland are
conserved and restored, delivering benefits essential
for all sectors of society and that Ireland contributes to
efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and the
degradation of ecosystems in the EU and globally.”

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Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans

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Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans
These guidelines, elaborated within the Barcelona Convention context, have been reviewed, edited and are being disseminated to the Mediterranean MPA managers and decision-makers within the framework of the MedMPanet project. Click here to download these guidelines.

Global Biodiversity Outlook 3

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Global Biodiversity Outlook is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Drawing on a range of information sources, including National Reports, biodiversity indicators information, scientific literature, and a study assessing biodiversity scenarios for the future [4MB], the third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) summarizes the latest data on status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions for the future strategy of the Convention.
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Conserving cetaceans in the Mediterranean & Black Seas

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Conserving cetaceans in the Mediterranean & Black Seas
Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Birkun A., Jr. 2010. Conserving whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: an ACCOBAMS status report, 2010. ACCOBAMS, Monaco. 
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Good Practice Guides

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Good Practice Guides

The Good Practice Guide series presents policy considerations, management tools, market-based instruments, and capacity-building methods that support biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in a number of different development sectors. Each guide in the series is composed of a booklet and accompanying power point presentation.


Tourism for Nature & Development
Good Practice Guide Booklet - English / French / Spanish (pdf - 2 MB) 
Power Point Presentation - English / French / Spanish (ppt - 2 MB)






Sustainable Forest Management, Biodiversity and Livelihoods
Good Practice Guide Booklet - English / French / Spanish (pdf - 2 MB) 
Power Point Presentation - English / French / Spanish (ppt - 5 MB)




Pastoralism, Nature Conservation and Development
Good Practice Guide Booklet - English / French / Arabic (pdf - 3 MB) 
Power Point Presentation - English / French / Arabic (ppt - 2 MB)




Drinking Water, Biodiversity and Development
Good Practice Guide Booklet - English / French / Spanish (pdf - 3 MB) 
Power Point Presentation - English / French / Spanish (ppt - 3 MB)




Ecosystem Goods and Services in Development Planing 
Good Practice Guide Booklet - English (pdf - 3 MB) 
Power Point Presentation - English (zip - 75 MB)







Linking the Thematic Programmes of Work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to Poverty Reduction and Development 
Report prepared by the UNEP/WCMC on behalf of the CBD's biodiversity for development initiative - English

Biodiversity,Development and Poverty Alleviation.

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altBiodiversity,Development and Poverty Alleviation.
Recognizing the Role of Biodiversity for Human Well-being.
22 May 2010
Published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Website: www.cbd.int
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Important Plant Areas

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Important Plant Areas of the south 
and east Mediterranean region
Priority sites for conservation
Editors: E.A. Radford, G. Catullo and B. de Montmollin
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Marine Mammals

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Marine Mammals
Arne Bjørge
Christian Lydersen
Mette Skern-Mauritzen
Øystein Wiig
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