Strengthening capacity for economic approaches to conservation in Asia
IUCN, in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mercuria Energy Group, organized a regional workshop in China to raise awareness and build capacity in the use of economic tools for biodiversity conservation.
By providing support to more than 70 delegates from 21 countries, IUCN's engagement in this workshop notably helped to ensure that the findings of the study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) were being adequately incorporated into ongoing efforts to implement biodiversity action plans at the national level. The different sessions of the workshop addressed: economic valuation and policy; translating economic valuation into economic development opportunities; integrating (‘mainstreaming’) natural capital wealth into national accounting; removing or reforming harmful incentives; and promoting positive incentives through innovative policy and governance approaches.
A summary report of the event is available for download.