Navigation Links
TEEB report released on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for policy makers
Date:11/13/2009

environmentally harmful subsidies: reforming subsidies that are inefficient, outdated or harmful makes double sense during a time of economic and ecological crisis.

  • Address losses through regulation and pricing: The cost of losses of biodiversity and ecosystem services should be tackled through regulatory frameworks that establish environmental standards and liability regimes. Designing a robust instrumental and market framework to confront resource users with these costs is a key priority for policy makers.

  • Recognize that protected areas are a cornerstone of conservation policies and provide multiple benefits: The global PA network covers around 13.9% of the Earth's land surface, 5.9% of territorial seas, and only 0.5% of the high seas: nearly a sixth of the world's population depends on protected areas for a significant percentage of their livelihoods. Investing $45 billion in protected areas could secure vital nature-based services worth some $5 trillion a year, including the sequestration of carbon, the protection and enhancement of water resources and protection against flooding (Balmford et al. 2002). There are also employment incentives for example, in Bolivia protected-area tourism generates over 20,000 jobs, indirectly supporting over 100,000 people (Pabon-Zamora et al. 2009)

    The TEEB study shows that benefits of reform are multiple. It also reinforces the growing evidence that there are a number of urgent strategic ecosystem priorities that require policy shifts to address them:

  • Halt deforestation and forest degradation: This should be an integral part of climate change mitigation and adaptation focused on 'green carbon'. It has the added benefit of preserving the huge range of services and goods forests provide to local people and the wider community;

  • Protect tropical coral reefs and the associated livelihoods of half a billion people through major efforts to avoid global temperature rise;

  • Save and
    '/>"/>

  • Contact: Tilo Arnhold
    presse@ufz.de
    49-341-235-1635
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
    Source:Eurekalert  

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5

    Related biology news :

    1. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
    2. BIO-key Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
    3. Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
    4. Penn Veterinary Medicine report new strategy to create genetically-modified animals
    5. New study shows Concord grape juice has a heart-healthy effect not yet reported with red wine
    6. NAS report offers new tools to assess health risks from chemicals
    7. Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia
    8. Measurement Specialties, Inc. Announces Impact of German Business Tax Reform 2008 Resulting in Lower Combined German Tax Rate - Impacts 2Q08 Reported Financial Results
    9. First-ever State of the Carbon Cycle Report finds troubling imbalance
    10. BIO-key Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
    11. Great potential to improve collection, recycling of Europes electronic waste, says UN report
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    TEEB report released on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for policy makers
    (Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader ... is seeing a staggering demand from its licensees for ... Company revealed, is not solely coming from fitness and ... well. "A wearable is only as useful ... accuracy is the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer ...
    (Date:12/5/2014)... 4, 2014 Increased emphasis on product ... new testing and inspection technologies. The convergence of ... a range of innovative test solutions. This trend ... Y, which is generally more inclined towards communication, ... development strategies of test equipment vendors will cater ...
    (Date:11/21/2014)... 18, 2014 According to a ... Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking Management, ... Government), Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to 2020", ... projected to be around $25 Billion in 2014 and ... at a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse 116 ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3
    ... bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for ... decade the nets came up empty and the fishery collapsed. Where ... scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the ... target. Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
    ... "moderate" red tide this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists ... of Maine. The "red tide" is caused by an alga ... cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). Red tide typically occurs ... This year,s outlook is similar to the 2012 red ...
    ... the semi-arid wheatbelt of Western Australia with their rich ... new research to improve the management of natural resources ... combine the latest ideas in computer science at The ... Australian environmental planners. Researchers from the University,s ...
    Cached Biology News:Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage 2Researchers issue forecast for 'moderate' New England red tide in 2013 2Nottingham-Australia collaboration on environmental conservation of the future 2Nottingham-Australia collaboration on environmental conservation of the future 3
    (Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
    (Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
    (Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
    (Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
    ... use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and ... with the world,s darkest material‑a forest of carbon nanotubes ... part of the infrared spectrum., NIST will use the ... Nano Letters ,* to make precision laser power ...
    ... Mich., Aug. 18 NephRx Corporation today announced that ... orphan drug designation to its lead product NX001 for ... transplant recipients.  NX001 is a kidney growth factor peptide ... two animal models of acute renal failure.   ...
    ... Aug. 17 Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX ... and the metabolic syndrome, and a provider of technical ... pharmaceutical companies, today reported results for the three months ... Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development ...
    Cached Biology Technology:Extreme darkness: Carbon nanotube forest covers NIST's ultra-dark detector 2NephRx Corp. Receives Orphan Drug Designation for NX001 for Prevention of Delayed Kidney Graft Function 2Spherix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2Spherix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3Spherix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 4Spherix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 5Spherix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 6
    ... Chromatography Data System (CDS) now provides ... chromatography data processing and reporting for ... LC. The companys innovative HPLC instrument ... benefits of Thermo Scientific Hypersil GOLD ...
    ...
    ... ABsolute QPCR SYBR Green Mixes are optimised for ... components necessary to perform Quantitative PCR, with the ... SYBR Green Mix contains optimal levels of active ... supplied in a proprietary reaction buffer that enables ...
    Rabbit polyclonal to Vitronectin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length native Vitronectin (Cow) Entrez Gene ID: 7448 Swiss Protein ID: P04004...
    Biology Products: