Published Tuesday, 06 June 2006

Value of Biodiversity study now available 

The study on the Value of Biodiversity provides evidence that the loss of biodiversity and related ecosystem services has resulted in several socio-economic costs, including financial losses. The insights of this study encourage and assist policy and decision-makers to take ecosystem services into consideration in decision making processes. The results contributed to the Commission’s upcoming Communication on ‘Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 – and beyond’. The outcomes were also presented to the network of economists from the 25 Member States’ Ministries of the Environment and Ministries of Finance (ENVECO) in April 2006.