On the final day of the Symposium, participants focused on practical applications of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework in specific commodity chains. Two plenary sessions took place in the morning to highlight findings and recommendations from pilot studies funded by the European Union and the International Climate Initiative.
In the afternoon, discussions continued in two breakout groups. The first session comprised a training on TEEB scenarios and modelling tools and brought together partners from the International Climate Initiative and EU Partnership Instrument projects. A second group discussed recommendations to be included in a forthcoming publication addressing policy options to improve livelihoods in Africa, drawing on four African case studies funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO).
During a brief closing plenary, Alexander Müller, TEEBAgriFood Study Leader, thanked participants for their hard work and remarked that the end of this Symposium “is not the end of our work, but the beginning.”
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