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Workshop Trade-off Analysis - CGIAR_21 Feb 2013_External WCMC_Marieke Sassen

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  • 1. UNEP-WCMC and AgricultureMarieke SassenEcosystem Assessment Programme
  • 2. What do we do? Examine the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being Enhance information and capacity for improved biodiversity conservation and pro-poor ecosystem management Facilitate reciprocal biodiversity-poverty/development mainstreaming Support policy processes (incl. capacity needs) Tools and methods for monitoring and assessment i.e. indicator development and piloting TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 2
  • 3. Projects Report for IFAD: Smallholders, Food Security and the Environment Project: Commodities and Biodiversity: Planning future capacity (McArthur) “Idea”: tools to predict and assess key trade-offs associated with the expansion of agribusiness (in East/Southern Africa) Concept note: TEEB for Agriculture TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 3
  • 4. Agriculture Commodities are Logging the biggest Invasive species drivers of Hunting & trappingBuilding development biodiversity loss Energy production & mining Fire regime Climate change Pollution Human disturbance Transport & service corridors Fisheries 0 500 1000 1500 Number of CR/EN/VU species
  • 5. Commodities and Biodiversity:Planning future capacity1. Identify areas of critical importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services within each region.2. Using scenarios and modelling assess the likely impacts of major commodity markets on biodiversity and ecosystem services in each region.3. Identify needs and priorities for the development of additional capacity to address global drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services decline TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 5
  • 6. Land acquisition UNEP-WCMC Steering Committee January 2013
  • 7. Trade-offs associated with theexpansion of agribusiness Tools for mapping and valuing ecosystem scenarios Exploring future scenarios=>> Helping decision-makers to assess the trade-offsinvolved in policies that seek to balance the growth ofagribusiness against the needs of communities, and themaintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services.Aichi Target 7 : “By 2020, areas under agriculture ... Aremanaged sustainably, ensuring conservation ofbiodiversity.” TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 7
  • 8. TEEB for Agriculture Raise awareness of the economic importance ofecosystem services in agriculture Identify, measure and capture the benefits and costs ofecosystem services to agriculture (and vice versa) Understand trade-offs (incl. smallholders) Understand the opportunities and challenges ofdifferent policy instruments that capture these economicvalues Help mainstream ecosystem services into agriculturaldecision making TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 8
  • 9. TEEB for Agriculture, methods A meta-study synthesizing findings of existing studiesComparative analysis of selected agro-ecosystems Build on TEEB sectoral and national studies Partners from FAO, CGIAR et al Exploring prospective partners and data holders TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 9
  • 10. Thank you TEEB for Agriculture 4 March, 2013 10