27 Jun, 2016
A total of five case studies, highlighting the ecosystems values of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, and their relation to human well-being, under the TEEB-India Initiative (TII) were shared, and discussed during the two day national workshop organised in Chennai, from 27- 28 June 2016.
Participants at the national workshop on dissemination of results on Coastal and Marine ecosystems, jointly organised by GIZ, (BOBP-IGO), (DAHD&F), (MoA&FW) AND (MoEFCC)
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- India Initiative (TII); aims to make the values of biodiversity and the linked ecosystem services explicit for consideration and mainstreaming into developmental planning. The 14 case studies under TII, highlight the approach, salient findings, as well as provide overall recommendations to illustrate how economic concepts and tools can help equip society with the means to incorporate the values of nature into decision making at all levels.
The workshop was organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft Für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with The Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO), the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DAHD&F), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
In pictures (from left) Mr. Edgar Endrukaitis, Director, Indo-German Biodiversity Programme lighting the lamp to mark the inauguration of the workshop, Dr. Amita Prasad, Additional Secretary, MoEFCC, addressing the participants during the workshop
In pictures (from left) Dr. B Meenakumari, Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority, and the participants in discussion during the workshop
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