The first ever methodology for creating wetland carbon projects has recently been made public, while the CBD discussed safeguards and indicators under REDD+. World Biodiversity Day on May 22 was celebrated with a marine and coastal biodiversity theme.
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31 May 2012 | We’re a week late but we’ll say it anyway: Happy World Biodiversity Day!
The International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated on May 22nd, this year took the theme of marine and coastal biodiversity. A statement from Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias stressed the importance of marine ecosystems; you can read it here.
In this month’s MitMail, you’ll find action on all fronts. Linking carbon finance to biodiversity protection continues to be a source of debate: in May, the CBD pondered safeguards and indicators under REDD+, a project in India offered some clues for success, and a first-ever methodology for crediting wetland carbon projects was unveiled.
We’ve also got coverage of May’s National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference in the US, a new business partnership on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Brazil, a project in Uganda that puts the PES concept to the test, and much more.
With so much happening these days in the world of biodiversity and wetland conservation finance – and Rio +20 coming up next month – we have to ask: are you following us on Twitter yet? Check out our feed and join our LinkedIn group to get to-the-minute news and insights from Ecosystem Marketplace and our friends.
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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