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05 August 2011 | Last month, practitioners, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs in ecosystem services markets from all across the United States convened in Madison, Wisconsin for the fourth annual Ecosystem Markets Conference. With powerpoint presentations officially banned from the event, discussion was even livelier than usual. Full notes from the conference panels are available here.
The conference also saw the launch of EcosystemCommons.org, a new collaborative workspace for ecosystem services professionals to share science and practice. You can follow the link to register and keep the conversation moving.
As the summer nears its end, our news roundup finds the biodiversity markets looking ahead. With the deadline for Nagoya ratification set for this time next summer and an end to the recession (hopefully) in sight, governments and market participants are laying the groundwork for things to really start to get moving in the near future. But until then, enjoy the summer and happy reading!
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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