Nordic Council of Ministers
Nordic Council

Natural capital in a green
economy – from regional insights
to a global partne...
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What is a green economy?
An economy that:
- Recognises the value of - and invests in - natural
capital
- Supports pove...
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Paying forest owners to conserve natural capital in Mexico
Reduce deforestation

Improve / maintain natural
water supp...
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Paying blue mussel farmers for improved water
quality in Lysekil, Sweden

Results

© http://kodu.ut.ee/~olli/eutr/html...
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Working with natural infrastructure in Napa Creek, U.S.

Result
Results of natural flood management
- xxx
- Various lo...
Restoring natural infrastructure in Vihti, Finland

µS/cm

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800
700
600
l/s

500

Runoff

1800
1600
1400
1200
1000
800
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Investing in conservation of Tubbataha Reefs, Philippines

Results of protect area establishment
- Coral cover ↑ (from...
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Nordic business innovations: bioremediation
Microbes from Svalbard (NO) and Northern
Arctic (FI) as possible tool to r...
Restoration of nature as vehicle for
wellbeing in Nihili woodland, Tanzania

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Results of restoration
- Various local be...
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Creating foundations for Green Economy/ies by
natural capital accounts

WAVES countries
Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica...
Nordic Council of Ministers
Nordic Council

Thank you
Marianne Kettunen
mkettunen@ieep.eu

Institute for European Environm...
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TEEB global
assessments:
www.teebweb.org

NEW PUBLICATION
Nature & Green
Economy
www.teebweb.org

UPCOMING
PUBLICATION...
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Natura capital in Green Economy - from regional insights to global partnership

  1. 1. Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council Natural capital in a green economy – from regional insights to a global partnership Nordic Council of Ministers and UNEP-TEEB Rio+20 Seminar 19 June 2012 Insert header (e.g. organisation's name) or Footer via: 'show' / Header and footer' / insert text / 'OK' 1
  2. 2. Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council Natural capital in a green economy - from regional insights to a global partnership Marianne Kettunen Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) Guest researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Event by Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) & UNEP-TEEB in the context of Rio+20 19 June 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. 3. cc What is a green economy? An economy that: - Recognises the value of - and invests in - natural capital - Supports poverty alleviation - Creates ‘green’ jobs & enhances equity - Substitutes fossil fuels with renewable energy & low-carbon technologies - Is resource & energy efficient Nature is integral to all that! (UNEP Green Economy Report)
  4. 4. cc Paying forest owners to conserve natural capital in Mexico Reduce deforestation Improve / maintain natural water supply - aquifer recharge - improved surface water quality - reduce damage from flooding Address poverty Results of PES scheme - deforestation rate ↓ (from 1.6 % to 0.6 %. - 18 300 ha deforestation avoided - GHG emissions ~ 3.2 mil tCO2e avoided Source: TEEBCases for TEEB for local and regional Policy
  5. 5. cc Paying blue mussel farmers for improved water quality in Lysekil, Sweden Results © http://kodu.ut.ee/~olli/eutr/html/htmlBook_111.html Source: TEEB Nordic – to be published in 2012 - The use of mussels to clean the N content of the municipal waste water plant saves the municipality close to 100 000 EUR / year compared to using a traditional technique
  6. 6. cc Working with natural infrastructure in Napa Creek, U.S. Result Results of natural flood management - xxx - Various local benefits enhanced: flood prevention, recreation & tourism - Costs of flooding ↓ - Insurance rates ↓ - Property values ↑ Source: TEEBCases for TEEB for local and regional Policy
  7. 7. Restoring natural infrastructure in Vihti, Finland µS/cm cc 800 700 600 l/s 500 Runoff 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 23.2. Conductivity Urban snow melting 15.3. 4.4. 24.4. Agricult ural 400 300 200 snow melting 100 0 23.2. 15.3. 4.4. 24.4. Results of restoration - Water quality ↑ - Cost-effective way for managing water quality - Also, recreation area for local people Source: TEEB Nordic – to be published in 2012
  8. 8. cc Investing in conservation of Tubbataha Reefs, Philippines Results of protect area establishment - Coral cover ↑ (from 40% 1999-2003 to 50% 2004) - Fish biomass ↑ (doubled since 2000) - Survey found a significant increase in living standards from 2000 to 2004 Source: TEEBCases for TEEB for local and regional Policy
  9. 9. cc Nordic business innovations: bioremediation Microbes from Svalbard (NO) and Northern Arctic (FI) as possible tool to remove ammonia & nitrate released in the environment by mining operations. Fungi Paecilomyces variotii used commercially in Finland to turn paper mill waste in protein biomass production. Birch tar oil to form a basis for a natural herbicide in Finland, currently exploring the possibilities to develop into a commercial product. Source: TEEB Nordic – to be published in 2012
  10. 10. Restoration of nature as vehicle for wellbeing in Nihili woodland, Tanzania cc Results of restoration - Various local benefits enhanced: fuel, fruit, timber, honey, fodder & medicines - Time required to collect fuel wood & other resources ↓ - More time for education and productive work - Sale of products helped pay for children’s schooling © panoramio.com
  11. 11. cc Creating foundations for Green Economy/ies by natural capital accounts WAVES countries Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, France, the United Kingdom …
  12. 12. Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council Thank you Marianne Kettunen mkettunen@ieep.eu Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) (London & Brussels) Find us at www.ieep.eu Follow us on twitter: IEEP_EU See IEEP Manual of European Environmental Policy: http://www.europeanenvironmentalpolicy.eu/
  13. 13. cc TEEB global assessments: www.teebweb.org NEW PUBLICATION Nature & Green Economy www.teebweb.org UPCOMING PUBLICATION by IEEP & Finnish Env. Institute (SYKE) TEEB scoping assessment for Nordic countries
  14. 14. Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council Natural capital in a green economy – from regional insights to a global partnership Nordic Council of Ministers and UNEP-TEEB Rio+20 Seminar June 19, 2012 Insert header (e.g. organisation's name) or Footer via: 'show' / Header and footer' / insert text / 'OK' 14

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