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Forest Trends works to protect critical ecosystems through a broad range of environmental finance, markets, supply chains, and other incentive mechanisms.


Getting the “Bads” Out of Goods

Evolution from voluntary to regulated approaches in reducing the undesirable impacts of global trade

Over the past seventy years the rapid expansion of international trade and the growth of international supply chains, with various stages of production processes located in different countries, has at the same time facilitated the growth of trade in “undesirable products” associated with “global public bads”: trade in goods which are produced illegally or unsustainably […]

Climate Forests

Voluntary Carbon Market Insights: 2018 Outlook and First-Quarter Trends

Since trading of voluntary carbon offsets first took off in the late 2000’s, voluntary carbon projects have helped to reduce, sequester, or avoid over 437.1 MtCO2e–equivalent to not consuming over one billion barrels of oil. These projects are supported by companies, individuals and governments purchasing carbon offsets, whose growing demand resulted in a record-high of […]

By Kelley Hamrick and Melissa Gallant
Biodiversity Climate Water

Lessons Learned on Demand

Demand Dynamics of Ecosystem Markets in the United States

This study on lessons learned about demand in ecosystem markets in the United States was commissioned to help the National Network on Water Quality Trading (NNWQT) identify transferrable lessons for their strategy on stimulating demand for water quality credits and other market-based incentives for nonpoint source water quality. A rapid review of historical experience in […]

By Genevieve Bennett, Melissa Gallant, and Kelley Hamrick

Mapping Potential Demand for Water Quality Trading in the United States

Water quality trading is a promising tool that offers a flexible, more cost-effective approach to reducing pollution in our waterways than more traditional engineered solutions. Yet a lack of sufficient demand for credits has been a consistent barrier to scaling up water quality trading in the United States. The National Network on Water Quality Trading […]

By Genevieve Bennett and Melissa Gallant

Nature can be one-third of the solution to climate change - so why is it only one percent of the conversation?

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Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

Two out of three Peruvians live under water stress..

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Stewards of the Forest

Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. A year ago, Forest..

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Lake Piuray supplies nearly half of Cusco’s..

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US and Canadian Governments Invest US $27.5 Million in Innovative Natural Infrastructure Program to Deliver Water Security and Climate Resilience for Peru

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Local Communities – Global Impact

Did you know that each year we lose an area of..

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Canopy Bridge

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