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State of European Markets 2017

Voluntary Carbon, Watershed Investments, and Biodiversity Offsets and Compensation

Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to present three original new reports, co-authored with Etifor as part of the ECOSTAR project, benchmarking for the first time the size, scope, and scale of ecosystem market mechanisms in Europe for voluntary carbon, watershed investments, and biodiversity offsets and compensation.

Healthy natural habitats and sustainably managed farms and forests lands don’t just provide us with food, timber, and other raw materials. They are the source of a wide range of benefits that society depends on—from reliable flows of clean water, to productive soil, to carbon sequestration. One promising approach to sustaining nature’s benefits is to create market-based mechanisms to reward good stewardship and create a green economy that generates value not just from natural resource use, but also natural resource protection and conservation.

This green economy is already being built in Europe. Innovative initiatives protect more than 13.5 million hectares—an area larger than Greece—through market mechanisms, transacting an estimated €5.8 billion every year.

DOWNLOAD THE CARBON REPORT      |      DOWNLOAD THE WATERSHED REPORT 
DOWNLOAD THE BIODIVERSITY REPORT

EVENTS

Forest Trends at the ECOSTAR launch event in Rome, June 15th 2017.

PresentationEcosystem Markets: European Outlook [Download]

MEDIA

Article: New Initiative Lends A Helping Hand To Europe’s Green Entrepreneurs

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* This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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State of European Markets 2017 – Voluntary Carbon

By Kelley Hamrick, Lucio Brotto - Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace, ETIFOR
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State of European Markets 2017 – Watershed Investments

By Genevieve Bennett, Alessandro Leonardi, Franziska Ruef, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace, ETIFOR
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State of European Markets 2017 – Biodiversity Offsets and Compensation

By Genevieve Bennett, Adriana Chavarria, Franziska Ruef, Alessandro Leonardi, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, ETIFOR