Pro-poor Payments for Ecosystem Services

The 11th Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting was held in Copenhagen and hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following a first day devoted to the theme of climate change, IUCN co-hosted a full-day sessions on payments for ecosystem services and poverty. The presentations offered insights into the links between PES and poverty and the potential of PES as a tool for poverty reduction as well as environmental management. …  

20 Jun 2007 | Event

Biodiversity, the next challenge for financial institutions?

Biodiversity, the Next Challenge for Financial Institutions?

The Biodiversity Business Case - This report provides a detailed analysis of the business case for financial institutions from a risk perspective.The report focuses notably on what the specific implications are for the commercial banking sector, asset managers and investors, and (re)insurance firms in terms of exposure to biodiversity business risks. …  

04 May 2007 | Downloads - publication

Building Biodiversity Business

Building Business for Biodiversity - A scoping report (draft for comments)

This report explores recent experience around the world and future opportunities to develop business models that generate biodiversity benefits. The report is the fruit of collaboration between IUCN and Shell and represents the result of over eight months work, including interviews with over 150 individuals from over 60 different organizations. …  

24 Nov 2006 | Downloads - publication

A woman on a market in Rio Grande de Buba, Guinea-Bissau

The economic value of wild resources in Senegal

The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. This report presents a summary of findings of recent research on the value of non-timber forest products, game, and freshwater fisheries in Senegal, West Africa. …  

01 Jan 2006 | Downloads - publication

Evaluation économique des ressources sauvages au Sénégal

Evaluation économique des ressources sauvages au Sénégal

Evaluation préliminaire des produits forestiers non-ligneux, de la chasse et de la pêche continentale. Ce rapport présente un résumé des trouvailles issues d’une recherche récente menée sur la valeur des produits forestiers non ligneux, de la chasse et de la pêche continentale au Sénégal, en Afrique de l’Ouest. …  

01 Jan 2006 | Downloads - publication

PEP 2005 Cover Page

Investing in Environmental Wealth for Poverty Reduction

A new report examines the economic case for investing in the environment, as a contribution to poverty reduction. It argues that the environment is not a luxury good, which poor countries can do without, but an essential part of strategies to reduce poverty and foster sustainable growth. …  

01 Sep 2005 | Downloads - publication

Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas

Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas - A global review of challenges and options

Discussions on Protected Area (PA) finance have formed a key agenda item during global deliberations on biodiversity conservation. Several recent international meetings have observed that insufficient investment is being made in biodiversity conservation in general and protected areas in particular, both of which play a key role in global efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. …  

01 Jan 2005 | Downloads - publication

Values and Rewards

Values and rewards : counting and capturing ecosystem water services for sustainable development

Water ecosystems have long been perceived by decision makers as having little value simply because their economic value is poorly understood and rarely articulated. Calculating the economic value of an ecosystem is a means of providing information which can be used to make better and more informed choices about how resources are managed, used and allocated. …  

01 Jan 2005 | Downloads - publication

Biodiversity offsets

Biodiversity Offsets: Views, experience, and the business case

Biodiversity offsets are conservation activities intended to compensate for the residual, unavoidable harm to biodiversity caused by development projects. Recent experience with regulatory regimes, such as wetland and conservation banking in the USA, tradable forest conservation obligations in Brazil and habitat compensation requirements in Australia, Canada and the EU, has been supplemented by growing interest in the potential of voluntary biodiversity offsets. …  

01 Jan 2004 | Downloads - publication

Greening growth

Greening Growth and the Bottom Line

Investing in nature conservation makes economic and business sense. New models of conservation can create and expand markets, sustain profitable enterprise, boost business reputations and build company pride. …  

01 Jan 2004 | Downloads - document