Reports and Books
Are you a green leader? Business and biodiversity making the case for a lasting solution
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

Produced jointly between UNEP-WCMC and UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, this document reviews the business case for biodiversity||provides an overview of impacts by sector and highlights existing and potential opportunities for companies. The document covers a wide range of sectors and complements existing and ongoing work on business and biodiversity.


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2010
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The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity: mainstreaming the economics of nature: A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of TEEB is to provide a bridge between the multi-disciplinary science of biodiversity and the arena of international and national policy as well as local government and business practices. The scope of TEEB is intentionally broad and it should therefore be seen as an inspiration and as an invitation for others to deepen its findings and to develop more context- specific recommendations. Ideally, TEEB will act as a catalyst to help accelerate the development of a new economy: one in which the values of natural capital, and the ecosystem services which this capital sup- plies, are fully reflected in the mainstream of public and private decision-making.


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2010

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Uzbekistan Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The first Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Uzbekistan was carried out in 2001. This second review intends to measure the progress made by Uzbekistan in managing its environment since the first EPR, and in addressing upcoming environmental challenges.


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2010
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UN-REDD National Programme Document: Bolivia
Ministry of Environment and Water, Bolivia

Bolivia is a country with an important extension of forest land, as approximately 50% of its territory is covered by forests. Bolivia is also vulnerable to climate change. Such vulnerability becomes evident in the increase of droughts threatening food security in the highlands, as well as in the rise of floods in the lowlands. For decades, the country has experienced important changes in its forest land – mainly due to changes in land use. Nowadays, it is estimated that 330.000 ha of forests are lost every year.


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2010
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Zimbabwe's Fourth National Report To the Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources Management

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation. This is a report on the status, trends and threats to Zimbabwe's unique biodiversity. Studying component parts of Zimbabwe's ecosystems has contributed to an understanding of the nation's biological and physical resources and its diversity. The report also covers the status of the implementation of objectives and action plans, sectors and cross sector collaboration. Finally, an appraisal of Zimbabwe's progress towards achieving the 2010 CBD targets and its contribution to the Strategic plan is followed by recommendations on best ways forward to achieve its national goals and objectives in the near future.


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2010

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