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S&P Global: Carbon markets still in search of ways to quantify ‘beyond-carbon’ benefits

Developers of nature-based carbon projects in North America are still searching for ways in which voluntary carbon markets can value the co-benefits of projects, like improved biodiversity and economic development, that are supplemental to their climate benefits. Conversations from Ecosystem Marketplace’s recent Insights Briefing offer opportunities and challenges on how to quantify these co-benefits.

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More than 200 Governments, Business, Bankers, and NGOs Join Call to Action for Biodiversity “Net Gain”

    Over 200 individuals from conservation organisations, governments, companies and financial institutions have joined in a “Call to Action” for greater efforts to secure “Biodiversity Net Gain” in the context of development. The call to action was issued during Natural Capital Week, where the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) launched a new set […]

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Cross-Sector Consortium Launches a New Portfolio of Biodiversity Solutions for Business and Government

                  November 14, 2018 │ In the wake of a major new report from WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) showing dramatic declines in biodiversity over the last fifty years, over 100 members of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) are meeting in Paris this month to launch a […]


Ecosystem Marketplace: Can This Swiss Feed Supplement Do For Cows What Tesla Is Doing For Cars?

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs.

ADVISORY Agriculture

Farmer-Friendly Opportunity for Rubber Planters Goes Bust Due to Lack of Regulatory Support

Spurred by a booming economy and high demand from China, authorities across northern Laos encouraged smallholder rubber planting in the mid-2000s. This was welcomed by many as a farmer-friendly alternative to the large-scale land concessions dominant in the south, one that could boost local livelihoods while solidifying de facto land claims. What began as an […]

FT IN THE NEWS Biodiversity

Water For Food – University of Nebraska: Mapping Ecosystem Markets

Ecosystem markets have gotten a lot of attention over the last few years as a tool to help landowners fund conservation, by linking good stewards with the entities who benefit from their stewardship. Homeowners for example might earn tax credits for capturing stormwater on their properties, or farmers and forest landowners could “grow” water quality […]

FT IN THE NEWS Biodiversity Water

Center for American Progress: Green Is Good

Bedrock environmental legislation, such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, has helped inspire innovative solutions to complex environmental issues. Today, there is a fast-growing industry that encourages private investors and businesses to work independently or in partnership with public agencies and apply market-based approaches to conservation.


Mongabay.com News: Indigenous peoples in Colombia play crucial role in the fight against climate change

Elizabeth Apolinar enjoys her job as a lawyer in the bustling center of Bogotá these days. But now and then she misses the traditional life she used to lead deep in the heart of the Colombian jungle.

FT IN THE NEWS Biodiversity Climate Water

Thomson Reuters Foundation News: ANALYSIS-Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities

BOGOTA, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Peru’s deadly floods are a wake-up call for cities across Latin America to prepare better for extreme weather as climate change and poor urban planning, alongside rapid population growth, worsen the problem of flooding, experts say.


GreenBiz: Lima’s master plan for green infrastructure

Earlier this year, Peruvians were shocked when severe droughts gave way to tumultuous rains triggering landslides that killed at least 20 people, forced thousands from their homes, and — ironically — deprived many in the country’s two largest cities, Lima and Arequipa, of water when swollen rivers clogged treatment plants with rocks and debris.


Triple Pundit: Investors Put Over $8B Into Conservation: Can It Continue in the Trump Era?

On a mild, rainy day in Washington, D.C., America inaugurated its 45th president. The incoming administration represents a fundamental shift from the outgoing Obama administration. And the White House website was updated accordingly. Instead of a clean-energy future, WhiteHouse.gov now announces: “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan […]

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Impact Alpha: Conservation investment reaches $8.2 billion

A couple years ago, environmentalists were excited that $5.1 billion had been invested in conservation efforts since 2004. The latest number: $8.2 billion, a 62 percent jump. A new report from Forest Trends also found that $3.1 billion committed for sustainable food and agriculture, habitat protection, clean water initiatives and other conservation projects is still […]

ADVISORY Climate Investments Water

Alliances for Green Infrastructure

15 December 2016 | Washington, D.C. | It’s been a banner year for green infrastructure, from the roll-out of the Paris climate deal to Peru’s groundbreaking new water security strategy to California’s recent legislation recognizing nature as a critical part of its water infrastructure. In 2015, governments, water utilities, companies, and communities spent nearly $25 billion on payments for green […]