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
Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 1
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 2
Valuation Approaches & Paradigms: Part 3
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Ecosystem Restoration Projects
The Ethics of Discounting
For Policymakers Lectures:
The Policy Challenge of Ecological Scarcity
Connecting Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services in Ocean Ecosystems and Fisheries
Measuring to Manage; Indicators & Accounting Systems
Inclusive Wealth and Sustainable Development
Payments for Ecosystem Services: From Theory to Practice