[t]he “nexus” between water, food and energy has been recognised as one of the most fundamental relationships and challenges for society. Wetlands are a fundamental part of local and global water cycles and are at the heart of this nexus, providing numerous ecosystem services to humankind. Nonetheless, wetlands continue to be degraded or lost and, in many cases, policies and decisions do not sufficiently take into account these interconnections and interdependencies. However, the full value of water and wetlands needs to be recognized and integrated into decision-making in order to meet our future social, economic and environmental needs. Using the maintenance and enhancement of the benefits of water and wetlands is, therefore, a key element in a transition to a sustainable economy.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
TEEB Report Released: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands
Recently, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), a "a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity" released its report The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands (2013). According to the executive summary, this 84-page report available here, released for the U.N.'s International Day for Biodiversity, discusses the following:
Posted by Taryn Rucinski at 1:51 PM
Labels: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Water Resources, Wetlands