Improving living standards via Ecosystem services.
Iran's Department of Environment in cooperation with the Economic Cooperation Organization, ECO, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, is hosting the International Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services conference in Tehran. The aim of the conference is to provide better life and human living standards through Ecosystem Services. Representatives from ECO, the United Nations Environmental Program, UNEP, United Nations Development Program, UNDP, and the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO all attended this event. ECO groups Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz, , Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Some 70 representatives from 42 world countries such as the Korea Republic, Norway, Bangladesh, are also participating in this three-day event.
The Asia Pacific regional networks provides in depth look into improving standards of living through models, risk analysis and cost benefit analysis for ecosystem services.
They also discussed how to care about the future with long term human well being through bio-diversity and ecosystem.
According to the experts at the conference, Iran is one of the leading countries on global environmental issues and has helped tremendously in the field of science and economic evaluations.