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TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

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About this film

Biodiversity and ecosystem services have significant economic value. The loss of this diversity and these services has real and measurable negative economic impacts.

About IUCN

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by more than 1,000 professional staff in 60 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The Union’s headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, Switzerland.

About Dr. Joshua Bishop

Joshua Bishop is a natural resource and environmental economist whose work focuses on the interface of conservation and development. He is serving as the Business and Enterprise Coordinator for the TEEB study. In his current position as Chief Economist at IUCN, Dr. Bishop seeks to promote market-based approaches to nature conservation, while also presenting the case for conservation in economic terms. Prior to joining IUCN, Dr. Bishop worked for several years at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in London, where he conducted applied research on a range of topics in the economics of land use change, including studies of macro-economic policy and the environment, timber trade policy, forecasting supply and demand for forest products, valuation of non-marketed forest benefits, the economics of soil conservation, and market-based approaches to forest and water conservation. Dr. Bishop previously worked in West Africa as a consultant economist to the EC and the World Bank, as a conservation extension agent with IUCN, and as a development volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali.

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▪ Biodiversity ▪ Business Risks & Opportunities ▪ Ecosystems & Ecosystem Services ▪ Land use ▪ Sustainability