- Colombia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand
- Implementing organisation:
- United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
- BMUB grant:
- € 3,999,924
- 01/2017 till 12/2019
As of: January 2018
The agricultural sector is a leading driver of ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, health externalities, and GHG emissions. Agriculture also provides positive benefits such as food for humans, feed for animals, fibre for production, raw material for fuels, employment and cultural cohesion. Many of the negative and positive impacts are economically invisible, hence unaccounted for in public and private decision-making. The project follows the TEEB approach to bring stakeholders together to identify agricultural land use decisions that would benefit from valuation of ecosystem services and biodiversity. This would be followed by modelling impacts of land use, assessing subsequent changes in ecosystem services provisioning, and valuing them so they can be part of the economic calculus of policy makers. A core part of the analysis would be to assess distributional impacts of land use decisions, the income-poor in particular, and provide policy recommendations.