TEEB implementation – assessment of ecosystem services for holistic and sustainable land management in the agricultural sector
06/22 - 01/17
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The agricultural sector causes the degradation of ecosystems and increases health costs and CO2 emissions – but it also contributes much to nutrition, the production of raw materials and the creation of jobs. Many of the negative and positive effects of agriculture, however, are “economically invisible”, i.e. they are not included in decision-making processes. The project uses the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity approach (TEEB), cooperating with relevant stakeholders to identify decision processes that can be improved by economical evaluation. This approach is followed by the modelling of impacts on land use, the assessment of changes in the provision of ecosystem services and an economic evaluation. These processes include the analysis of effects on the fairness of decisions regarding the distribution of land use rights and the derivation of policy recommendations.