Protecting biodiversity by integrating ecosystem services into public programmes and business - TEEB
As of: August 2019
Objective and activities
The project helped public-sector and private-sector stakeholders to integrate the socioeconomic and cultural value of ecosystems into their planning processes and decisions. It implemented tangible pilot examples of economic valuation and ecosystem service compensation at local and regional level and promoted dialogue on these issues. The project pursued the international Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) agenda and contributed to the international TEEB knowledge platform by promoting the active exchange of knowledge and experience among political and economic actors. Actions were structured and results in four thematic areas: (1) Public policy on planning, territorial management, and protected areas; (2) Public policy of incentives to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems; (3) Business management strategies; (4) Environmental economic accounts.
State of implementation/results
- The project contributed to the development of economic incentives for the conservation of natural capital in policies, plans, programs or instruments of the public and private sector in Brazil--537 professionals from the public and private sector as well as civil society took part in capacity building on the socio-economic and cultural values of ecosystem services and biodiversity (74% of professionals confirmed using this knowledge for their decision-making).
- Technical advice was provided to six states with the aim of introducing structured compensation and incentive schemes for the valorization of ecosystem services.-- Three national laws were published incorporating the contributions of TEEB: EPANB, PLANAVEG and the Roadmap for Federal Conservation Units (Ministerial Order 1.163 / 2018 of the Ministry of Environment). --ES could be integrated into the corporate management and accounting system of seven small and medium sized enterprises.-- With the Getúlio Vargas Foundation the TeSE (Trends in Ecosystem Services) business imitative with 48 companies was founded
- first Environmental Economic Accounts for Brazil were developed