Businesses are buzzing with thoughts on biodiversity accounting and there are developments with drivers for biodiversity offsets. Ecosystem Marketplace is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the 2011 Update: State of Biodiversity Markets on 22 June 2011.
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16 June 2011 | Ecosystem Marketplace is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the 2011 Update: State of Biodiversity Markets on 22 June, 2011. This is a companion piece to our initial report , highlighting the key developments in biodiversity offsets and compensation mechanisms over the past year. Among our major findings: biodiversity markets are continuing to grow, with a minimum estimated global market size of US $3 billion per annum. Around the world, biodiversity compensation mechanisms are turning up in all shapes and sizes, as countries figure out how to tailor biodiversity markets to their own contexts and harness the power of market mechanisms in the face of tight budgets and economic recovery. The full report will be available on Ecosystem Marketplace on 22 June.
Advance praise for the 2011 Update:
“Pithy, to-the-point and rammed full of hard-earned facts – the 2011 update promises to improve on what for many has become one of the most respected and cited reports published in the rapidly changing field of biodiversity markets and offsets… A must read for offsetters and bankers, government policy makers, private developers and conservationists alike.” – Dr. Jonathan Ekstrom, Director, The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd, United Kingdom
Then on 11 July, we’ll be teaming up with Mission Markets for a webinar, “Biodiversity Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in the Developing World” to review the latest global activity in biodiversity markets from our 2011 Update report, and convene an expert discussion on challenges and opportunities in biodiversity markets in the developing world.
Webinar details: Monday, 11 July 2011 10:00 am EDT (2:00 pm GMT). Register here.
Read on for all the latest news in financial incentives for biodiversity conservation.
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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