The economic costs of losing the planet's biodiversity

As the world continues to deal with the impact of the global economic crisis, the link between the economy and the natural world has never been more critical. In Nagoya, Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, or CBD, the latest findings of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study will be presented, with experts hoping to highlight the growing cost of biodiversity loss and degradation of the natural environment.

Joshua Bishop, IUCN’s Chief Economist, explains why the TEEB study is so important to discussions in Japan.

Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao


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