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Building knowledge and enabling conditions Ecosystems – complex webs of living organisms and other natural resources – play a critical role in supporting human well-being and driving economic growth through the services they provide such as food, water, pollination and climate regulation. As such, their continued health will be vital to the world’s sustainable development aspirations. To help create an enabling environment for countries to understand and conserve these services, UNEP assists governments to quantify and understand the value of ecosystems and how to best use that information in their national decision-making processes. Over the last two years, 17 countries – from a total of 61 working on the subject with UNEP, including through the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) – completed a valuation of their ecosystems. Seven countries – including Guatema...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/annualreport/2015/en/ecosystem-manage...

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