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Old 02-23-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Biodiversity crucial to lives of billions, says UNEP
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12th January, 2010

News - Biodiversity crucial to lives of billions, says UNEP - The Ecologist
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Ecosystems are buffering humanity against the worst impacts of global warming and also alleviating poverty, says United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The continued loss of animal and plant species, and ecosystems such as forests, is causing poverty as well as environmental damage, said UNEP executive director Achim Steiner.
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Biodiversity 'invisible' in current economic model
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13th November, 2009

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The steady loss of forests, soils, wetlands, fisheries, species and coral reefs around the world is closely tied to the lack of value we put on nature, says three-year study

The value of our ecosystems and biodiversity or so-called 'natural capital' is being ignored by governments and businesses, says a major new study...
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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward.
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TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policy Makers –
Summary: Responding to the Value of Nature 2009.

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Many argue that society does not have or use the right tools to measure human well-being, growth that is within the natural limits of ecosystems or what is needed for the next generation to inherit a world at least as rich in opportunities as today’s world. In the TEEB Interim Report, we likened this situation to “sailing unexplored and choppy waters with a defective compass”. It is our hope that this TEEB D1 Report – by sharing practice across nations and stimulating debate nationally and internationally to address identified challenges – will help get us back on course.
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