The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) presents the foundations of valuation of ecosystem services, dynamic interactions of people and ecosystems and their impacts on local communities,  sub-national and national policy and international agreements. Contributing authors to the TEEB series and other faculty and experts from around the world teamed up to teach a graduate-level course at Yale in 2011.
TEEB@YALE lectures are available in full. Issues covered include challenges in valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, particularly in developing countries, some core frameworks & methodologies for such valuation, local and national policy solutions, and business responses. The course uses case studies from leading experts to explore the impacts on biodiversity of fiscal & economic policies and market mechanisms, including subsidies, property rights regimes, PES schemes, REDD+, and industry environmental strategies. The course reading list, syllabus, and other teaching materials will be available for educators who wish to incorporate elements of TEEB@YALE as of January 2012.

Ecological and Economic Foundations Lectures:

Introduction to Valuing Nature
Introduction to Valuing Nature
Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 1
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 1
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 2
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 2
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 3
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 3
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Ecosystem Restoration Projects

Cost-Benefit Analysis for Ecosystem Restoration Projects

The Ethics of Discounting
The Ethics of Discounting

For Policymakers Lectures:

Prof. Edward Barbier
The Policy Challenge of Ecological Scarcity
Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Connecting Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services in Ocean Ecosystems and Fisheries

Pavan Sukhdev

Measuring to Manage; Indicators & Accounting Systems

Dr. Stephen Polasky

Inclusive Wealth and Sustainable Development

Dr. Rosimeiry Portela

Payments for Ecosystem Services: From Theory to Practice

Pavan Sukhdev

Making REDD+ Real

Dr. Markus Lehmann

Subsidy Reforms & Regulations

Dr. Aaron Bruner

An Economic Perspective on Protected Areas

Ian Bateman

National Ecosystem Assessment

For Local and Regional Policy Lectures:

Dr. Heidi Wittmer
Ecosystem Services
in Decision Making
Dr. Heidi Wittmer

Cities and Spatial Planning

Dr. Heidi Wittmer

Natural Resources and Poverty

For Business Lectures:

Dr. Joshua Bishop

Biodiversity Impacts
and Dependencies

Dr. Joshua Bishop

Managing Risks,
Realizing Opportunities

Dr. Joshua Bishop

Voluntary Action
and Regulatory Reform

For Citizens Lectures:

Dr. Trista Patterson

Communications:
from Science to Solutions

Contact TEEB @ Yale

For questions, or for the TEEB@Yale syllabus and accompanying educational materials, contact devin.judge-lord@yale.edu, kavita.sharma@yale.edu or pavan.sukhdev@yale.edu.

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