IEEP in the press in 2009

Selected press coverage on TEEB for Policy Makers Report, coordinated by IEEP's Patrick ten Brink:

  • Invest in nature now, save trillions later: study AFP, France - 13 November 2009 PARIS - Investing billions today to protect threatened ecosystems and dwindling biodiversity would reap trillions in savings over the long haul, according to a UN-backed report issued Friday.
  • Protecting biodiversity worth trillions, UN says
    The Vancouver Sun, Canada - 14 November 2009 Protecting natural ecosystems and biodiversity is worth trillions of dollars in annual economic benefits around the planet, says a new report released on Friday by the United Nations.
  • Environmental Economics. Think a tree is just a tree? Think again. Newsweek, USA - 13 November 2009 With its legs buried underwater, the mangrove is a case study in evolutionary biology. Found mostly in coastal areas in the tropics, mangroves are essentially low-growing trees that blanket shallow waters with their roots.
  • Banker Seeks to Put a Price on Nature The New York Times, USA - 13 November 2009 According to Pavan Sukhdev, a banker working with the United Nations Environment Program, putting a price on the world's trees, water stores and other natural resources will be the most cost-effective way of tackling the challenges posed by climate change — at least until cleaner energy technologies become available.
  • Investment in ecosystems will reap rewards - UNEP Reuters - 13 November 2009 Nations that take into account natural resources in their investment strategies will have higher rates of return and stronger economies, a report backed by the United Nations' Environment Programme said on Friday.
  • Dimas calls for biodiversity agreement at Copenhagen ENDS Europe - 13 November 2009 EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas called for an agreement on reducing tropical deforestation at next month's Copenhagen climate conference on Friday, to halt the world's "sixth great extinction".
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Policy Innovations - 13 November 2009 Natural capital - our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources—underpins economies, societies and individual wellbeing.
  • EU protected areas starved of cash EurActiv, Belgium - 13 November 2009 This report, prepared by a team of experts led by renowned economist Pavan Sukhdev, highlights the economic sense in maintaining and enhancing ecological systems for the benefits and services they provide to humanity.
  • So lohnt sich der Naturschutz (in German) Der Spiegel, Germany - 13 November 2009 Die Zerstörung der Natur und das Artensterben sind nicht nur ein ökologisches Drama, sondern auch ein ökonomisches.
  • Milliarden-Subventionen schaden der Umwelt (in German) Die Zeit, Germany - 13 November 2009 Weltweit fliegen jedes Jahr Milliarden Euro an Subventionen. Ein Bericht des UN-Umweltprogramms weist nun darauf hin, dass das Geld zur Zerstörung der Natur beiträgt.
  • Study: Accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in ecosystems - now COP15 Copenhagen - 16 November 2009 Investing billions today to protect threatened ecosystems will "reap trillions in savings" in the long run, a new report estimates.
  • Environnement : Il est bon pour l'économie de veiller à la bonne santé des écosystèmes, déclare le commissaire Dimas (in French) NewsPress France - 16 November 2009 Investing billions today to protect threatened ecosystems will "reap trillions in savings" in the long run, a new report estimates.
  • Press in Finland (in Finnish)
  • TV report in Catalan
  • TEEB for Policy Makers study press release, 13 November 2009

Press coverage on IEEP offering expert comment on a study by FoE and SEI

  • The EU can cut CO2 by 40% by 2020 - report ENDS Europe - 2 December 2009 Europe could cut its emissions by 40% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels, according to a report published by Friends of the Earth and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on Tuesday.

Report for RSPB on onshore wind farms

  • RSPB says yes to wind farms... BBC, UK - 24 March 2009 The RSPB now says adopting cleaner energy sources is vital for protecting wildlife.
  • RSPB calls for more UK wind farms BBC News, UK - 24 March 2009 There should be a significant increase in the number of wind farms built onshore in the UK, the RSPB has said.
  • Taking the wind out of Miliband's sails The Guardian, UK - 25 March 2009 There are legitimate arguments against turbines, the issue is not as simple as the climate change secretary would have us believe.
  • RSPB wants increase in UK wind farms Country Life, UK - 24 March 2009 A new report for the RSPB, written by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), has called for an end to ‘needless delays' that are interfering with British wind farm projects.
  • RSPB calls for increase in windfarms The Telegraph, UK - 24 March 2009 The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are calling for a massive increase in the number of wind farms in the UK after a study found far more could be built without damaging wildlife.
  • RSPB calls for more wind farms in bid to counter global warming The Scotsman, UK - 24 March 2009 THE RSPB yesterday called for a large increase in the number of onshore wind farms, after a report said far more could be built without damaging wildlife.
  • RSPB drops wind power objections New Civil Engineer, UK - 24 March 2009 The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have dropped the majority of its objections to wind farms in the UK on the back of new research it has commissioned.
  • RSPB issues onshore wind farm plea MSN Environment News - 25 March 2009 The RSPB has called for a large increase in the number of onshore wind farms, after a report said far more could be built without damaging wildlife.
  • RSPB supports wind farms
    ICM Commercial and Business News - 24 March 2009 A new study conducted for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) concluded that more wind turbines could be built without harming wildlife.
  • UK can have wind power and wildlife RSPB News - 23 March 2009 The UK could greatly increase the number of onshore wind farms it builds without trashing wildlife. So says an RSPB-commissioned report from the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), which found the UK lagging far behind in the drive for wind power.
  • UK can have wind power and wildlife Wildlife Extra - 27 March 2009 The UK could greatly increase the number of onshore wind farms it builds without trashing wildlife, according to a new report commissioned by the RSPB for Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), which found the UK lagging far behind in the drive for wind power.
  • RSPB calls for increase in windfarms C-Questor Newsletter - 25 March 2009 The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are calling for a massive increase in the number of wind farms in the UK after a study found far more could be built without damaging wildlife.
  • Positive Planning for Onshore Wind - joint press release IEEP-RSPB, 24 March 2009