Economics

The Biodiversity Business Case - This report provides a detailed analysis of the business case for financial institutions from a risk perspective.The...
While the business case for climate change is now widely recognized, the business case for biodiversity has only to a limited extent been addressed. However, "biodiversity" or the ecosystem services... Read more
This magazine features over 30 articles on drylands from IUCN Members and Commission experts around the world. It illustrates the diversity of the...
 
What is a forest? ...at best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life. How sexy are...
"To mark the International Year of Forests, and in editorial partnership with IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), this special full-colour issue of arborvitae takes a critical yet... Read more
This guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) is an outcome of the Growing Forest Partnerships initiative that engaged The Forests...
ILCF offers investors secure access, a ‘social licence to operate’, reduced risks and better long term management opportunities, as well as evidence of social and environmental sustainability. Rights... Read more
Juffe-Bignoli D. and Darwall W.R.T (eds.) (2012). Assessment of the socio-economic value of freshwater species for the northern African region. Gland...
Every day of our lives we benefit from what nature provides for us. The food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, even our mobile phones and computers have been manufactured with natural... Read more
It is commonly claimed that forest tenure reform that provides rural people with rights to access and use of forest resources can contribute to...
Given how difficult it is to achieve pro-poor tenure reform, an important question is whether modest informal changes can achieve results. This paper argues that, in advance of full-scale tenure... Read more
Exploring ecosystem valuation to move towards net positive impact on biodiversity in the mining sector
This study examines the costs of conservation and the value of benefits associated with biodiversity around the QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) project area, with a focus on the Tsitongambarika (TGK)... Read more
Substantial efforts have been made over the last 30 or 40 years to reforest the Miyun landscape. These efforts were a response to the very urgent...
Much of the original broadleaf forest in the Miyun watershed had disappeared. Reforestation activities planted large areas of conifers and other species, and instituted strict controls on land and... Read more
Integrating economics into resource and environment management: some recent experiences from the Pacific
Pacific Islanders rely on limited resources and other natural endowments for their economic, social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing. Many communities now face declining environmental quality and... Read more
Are forests just an economic safety net for the poor? How much are forests actually worth, on a global scale?
These are the kinds of questions that the Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) set out to explore (the short answers to these two are provided on the opposite page). But LLS was by no means an... Read more
Global restoration of forest landscapes - where are the opportunities? What are the benefits? Spotlight on the Bonn Challenge, the largest...
Forest Landscape Restoration is "an idea whose time has come," says Stewart Maginnis, Global Director of the Nature-based Solutions Group at IUCN. Inside this exciting and timely re-boot of... Read more
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will bring together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, business,...
There are a total of 560 slots available for hosting an event during the Forum (135 workshops, 200 Knowledge Café sessions, 200 posters and 25 training courses at the Conservation Campus). This is a... Read more

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