New TEEB Natural Capital Legislation study

The study, published by Global International, was launched by TEEB study leader Pavan Sukhdev during the 1st GLOBE Natural Capital Summit, held at the German Bundestag in Berlin on 7-8 June 2013. It assesses national capacities, policies and ongoing processes towards the implementation of natural capital accounting in eight countries.

Berlin, 19 July 2013: The GLOBE Natural Capital Legislation Study was formally launched by TEEB study leader Mr Pavan Sukhdev during the 1st GLOBE Natural Capital Summit,  held at the German Bundestag in Berlin, Germany on 7-8 June 2013. The Study published by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) is a comprehensive research project that audits national capacities, policies and ongoing processes towards the implementation of full natural capital accounting across a range of eight countries representative of every region in the world. This first edition of the study was produced with the support of the German Federal Agency for Development Cooperation and in coordination with the Environment Ministries of Botswana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Georgia, Germany, Peru and the United Kingdom.

Results in this 1st edition of the Study show that:

Speakers at the conference included German Cabinet Minister for Development Cooperation Hon. Dirk Niebel, Georgian Cabinet Minister for the Environment Hon. Khatuna Gogaladze, Peruvian Cabinet Minister for the Environment Hon. Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Deputy Cabinet Minister of Finance of Georgia Hon. Giorgi Tabuashvili, Deputy Cabinet Minister for National Planning and Economy of Costa Rica Hon. Silvia Hernández, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Dr. Naoko Ishii, World Bank Director for Agriculture and Environmental Services Mr Juergen Voegele, Chief of the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division Mr Ivo Havinga and over 60 senior legislators from 17 countries including Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the European Parliament. Download the full study here and visit the GLOBE international website here.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of GLOBE International Website

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