Project Development for UN Environment global Ecosystems and Economics Project

25 April 2018

Dr Braby was commissioned by UN Environment's Ecosystem Services and Economics Unit to support the team to develop a full size 20 million USD project on Economics and Ecosystems. The project is a global umbrella project, which aims to work towards healthy and productive ecosystems globally through increasing understanding and knowledge of the value of nature to our economy.

The project has four work streams, namely:

1. System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA), testing this within the National Statistics Offices in five countries;

2. TEEB for Agriculture and Food. The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (TEEB) valuation studies focusing on Agriculture and Food in ten countries (case studies);

3. Inclusive Wealth Index - testing a more holistic measure of wealth and progress in nine countries (building on data from SEEA-EEA);

4. TEEB for Oceans and Coasts; conducting valuation studies in specific regions to build on TEEB Oceans and Coasts foundational work.

Dr Braby supported and guided the team to ready the document for submission to the Project Review Committee.