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Guidance manual for TEEB country studies

The Guidance Manual for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Country Studies was developed following requests from countries interested in undertaking a TEEB country study, with the aim of achieving their development goals while at the same time sustainably managing their natural resources.

A TEEB country study highlights the different ways in which nature contributes to a country's development and recommends ways to incorporate these contributions into decision-making. This involves identifying vital ecosystem services and examining how they could be integrated into the policy process. The TEEB manual provides both technical and operational guidance on how countries can conduct such a study. It outlines the various steps that can be taken to successfully initiate and implement a country study, communicate its findings, and implement the recommendations.