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Title (Primary) Green Economy und Ökosystemleistungen : zur ökonomischen Bedeutung von Biodiversität
Title (Secondary) Die Diversität der Biodiversität : rechtliche und sozioökonomische Auseinandersetzungen mit einem globalen Thema ; [Vorträge der Tagung "UN-Konventionen zu Biodiversität und Klimawandel - rechtliche und sozioökonmische Herausforderungen auf globaler, europäischer und nationaler Ebene" am 18./19.10.2013 in Dresden]
Author Hansjürgens, B.; Ring, I.; Schröter-Schlaack, C.;
Publisher Jaeckel, L.;
Year 2015
Department OEKON;
Language deutsch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes RU6;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00506069, 16-0007
Abstract Natural capital, i.e. biodiversity and its manifold services, forms the basis for human well-being and economic prosperity. However, while physical and human capital is largely considered in our day-to-day decisions, natural capital is rarely taken into account through price signals in markets, or in decisions by business and citizens, nor reflected adequately in the accounts of society. As a consequence, biodiversity is lost at an unprecedented rate that puts the sustained provision of ecosystem services at risk. If the transition towards a Green Economy should be accomplished, we argue that the value of nature and its services for society have to be better understood and recognized in decision-making.
By adopting an economic perspective, “Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE” aims to make nature’s services more visible and help designing institutions to capture its manifold values. The project is the German  contribution to the international TEEB initiative (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). Natural Capital Germany is up to deliver four thematic reports on the economic significance of nature and its services to augment other arguments for nature conservation.
The contribution at hand draws on evidence compiled by Naturkapital Deutschland and takes an economic viewpoint on the reasons for the ongoing loss of biodiversity and highlights options to capture the value of nature and its services in decision-making in order to safeguard natural capital and sustain ecosystem service provision.
ID 16913
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16913
Hansjürgens, B., Ring, I., Schröter-Schlaack, C. (2015):
Green Economy und Ökosystemleistungen : zur ökonomischen Bedeutung von Biodiversität
In: Jaeckel, L. (Hrsg.)
Die Diversität der Biodiversität : rechtliche und sozioökonomische Auseinandersetzungen mit einem globalen Thema ; [Vorträge der Tagung "UN-Konventionen zu Biodiversität und Klimawandel - rechtliche und sozioökonmische Herausforderungen auf globaler, europäischer und nationaler Ebene" am 18./19.10.2013 in Dresden]
Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, S. 115 - 142