Launch of the TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia
Tbilisi, 1 October 2013

The TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia – a joint effort of the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and WWF-Caucasus – is an important step forward in valuing ecosystems and biodiversity. Georgia is one of the pilot countries that has volunteered to assess its natural capital with the ultimate objective of valuing it, including non-monetary values, and the services provided by the country’s ecosystems. Identifying five core sectors of Georgian economy- Energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry. The study highlights their substantial dependence on natural capital and related services, hence showing the importance of healthy ecosystems beyond environmental concerns.

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