The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for the Arctic: A Scoping Study Executive Summary

The report presents the results of the scoping study on ecosystem services and the application of a TEEB approach and methodology in the Arctic and concludes with options for follow-up work. This summary is divided into three sections:

1. Laying the foundations: Key findings from compiling and synthesizing information, issues, current practices, methodologies and perspectives on Arctic ecosystem services and their values in relation to decision making

2. Policy focus areas: List and discussion of policy areas identified during the scoping study for potential follow up using the TEEB approach

3. Way forward: Options for the next steps. This includes, but is not limited to, application of TEEB methodology to identified policy focus areas and considers options for practical implementation of TEEB at a range of jurisdictional and spatial scales


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