economicsThese libraries provide relevant information on the economics of biodiversity and on financing biodiversity conservation.

Further information can be found in the legacy websites listed on the VCA and WildTrade webpages.


Economics of Marine Resources

Re-launched in 2015 to service a workshop of the IUCN West Asia Programme in Aqaba; originally set up in 2005 to service workshops and e-learning sessions of the IUCN Marine Programme, IW:Learn, and PERSGA including workshops in Cape Town and Jeddah


Cost of Environmental Degradation (COED)

An online Training and Reference Library to support capacity building for COED assessments, set up in support of an EEAA/PERSGA workshop which took place in Cairo in January 2015


Economics of Disaster Risk Reduction

Set up in 2012 as a supporting library for a UN ISDR study on the economics of public sector investment in disaster risk reduction


Protected Areas Finance

Set up in 2009 to provide supporting materials for a short course in protected areas finance within the MSC on Management of Protected Areas at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria


Managing Landscapes Sustainably

Set up in 2007 to provide outputs and background information in support of work on sustainable land management, trade and finance for the Global Mechanism of UNCCD and the World Bank.


Valuation in Western Africa

Set up in 2007 to support inputs on the environment valuation of environmental goods and services in western African for the UNEP GEO 4 report


Labour & the Environment

Set up in 2006 as a worksite for inputs into emerging work programmes at the ILO on labour and the environment


FDI & Jobs

Set up in 2006 as a development website for an ILO study on whether employment creation is a specific objective of foreign direct investment (FDI) promotion


POPs Finance

Set up in 2006 to support work on finance under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including an independent review on its financial mechanism, the GEF


Economic Valuation & Water-Related Decision-Making

Set up in 2006 to support an IUCN/IW:LEARN regional workshop in Ouagadougou