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Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks and Opportunities Arising From Ecosystem Change

February 7, 2012

Outlines the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review, a methodology to help businesses develop strategies for managing operational, regulatory, reputational, market, and financing risks and opportunities arising from their dependence and impact on ecosystems.

Coastal Capital: Dominican Republic: Case Studies on the Economic Value of Coastal Ecosystems in the Dominican Republic

April 30, 2010

Illustrates the benefits coralline beaches, reefs, and mangroves in various parts of the country offer, including providing protection against beach erosion, habitats for fisheries, potential tourism growth in protected marine areas, and local tourism.

Banking on Nature's Assets: How Multilateral Development Banks Can Strengthen Development by Using Ecosystem Services

November 11, 2009

Outlines the benefits of integrating the management of ecosystem services and trade-offs into strategies to improve economic development outcomes, mitigate climate change effects, and reduce economic and human costs. Recommends tools and policy options.

Coastal Capital -- Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs in Tobago and St. Lucia

June 30, 2008

Presents findings on the economic benefits of coral reefs to the local economies of Tobago and St. Lucia, using a new, broadly applicable methodology that focuses on benefits to tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection. Includes policy applications.

Exporting Destruction: Export Credits, Illegal Logging and Deforestation

May 31, 2008

Analyzes case studies of the role of export credit agencies, which make government-subsidized loans to companies doing business in countries considered investment risks, in supporting illegal logging, corruption, and deforestation. Lists policy options.

Ecosystem Services: A Guide for Decision Makers

March 5, 2008

Offers an approach to decision-making that reconciles conservation with development goals through multiple-use ecosystem management, ecosystem restoration, and conservation planning. Details steps for assessing risks, priorities, conditions, and costs.