NEW: Latest TEEB Report now out

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global study, initiated by the G8 and five major developing economies and focusing on 'the global economic benefit of biological diversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation'. TEEB makes the case for integrating the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services in decision-making.

Stakeholder Forum meets G20 Sherpa

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Felix Dodds from Stakeholder Forum was one of the delegates from 17 countries who met in Ottawa on the 11th of June with Len Edwards, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's representative at the Group of 20, and Graham Flack, a senior international official at the Finance Department.

Earth Summit update

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Over 200 people from governments, UN Agencies and Programmes and stakeholders attended the UN NGLS and Stakeholder Forum conference 'New Foundations for the Future: Looking ahead to Earth Summit 2012’, on May 15th. By all accounts it set the tone and created formidable intellectual input to the first preparatory meeting for RiO+20 which started on the 17th of May. Many of the key ideas from the conference found their way into the chairs text, which can be found here ( ).