India and Brazil head move to ‘green’ economic future

Richard Black – BBC News, 10/20/10

Governments are increasingly taking the economic value of nature into account in policy-making, with growing interest in results from a UN-backed analysis.

The Brazilian and Indian governments are among those keen to use findings from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (Teeb) project.

Final results from the three-year study were unveiled here at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting.

Nature’s services must be counted if they are to be valued, its leader said.

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