LEAF publishes Asian REL Workshop Proceedings

LEAF is a five year program that will continue to engage regional governments, forestry and climate mitigation specialists and universities in a technical capacity building program focused on REDD+ Readiness.  The program also works on policy and market incentives for improved forest management and land use planning, develops innovative pilot interventions, and strengthens regional platforms […]

Become a Supporting Subscriber of an Ecosystem Marketplace News Brief

Ecosystem Marketplace – a project of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Forest Trends – is committed to being a trusted and transparent source of information on the metrics and mechanics of existing and developing environmental markets. We work diligently to deliver our V-Carbon, Forest Carbon, Mitigation Mail, and W.E.T. (Water Environmental Trading) news briefs to inboxes […]

The TEEB Climate Issues update

This update from our TEEB study presents a sub-set of early conclusions which relate to climate change. A fuller report on these and several other areas of relevance to national and international policy-makers will be published in November 2009. However, in view of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009, we thought […]

Offsets the Queensland Way

The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy provides an overarching framework for environmental offsets in Queensland. The policy provides a consistent and transparent approach to the use of offsets. It contains principles and guidelines for developing and applying more detailed ‘specific-issue’ policies for offsetting important environmental values such as vegetation or fish habitats. Currently, offsets use […]

Green Power Partnership Webinar: Green Power Markets and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

EPA hosted a webinar on October 23 to answer basic questions about how green power retailers can retire allowances through the voluntary renewable energy set-aside (VRE) in many of states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the importance of doing so for the green power market. State RGGI Administrators, Tracking System Representatives […]

State of the Voluntary Carbon Market webinar

APX, New Carbon Finance and Ecosystem Marketplace would like to invite you to a complimentary Webinar, The Voluntary Carbon Markets: Current State of Affairs. You may already know that the global voluntary carbon markets continue to experience dramatic growth involving everyone from corporations and project developers to financial services and NGOs. But what’s really going […]

Conservation Cowboys

California’s booming population over the past decade has meant a lot of new development in the form of housing and roadways; taking large swaths of agricultural range and farm land with it. Environmentalists say this growth has delivered the state to a crossroads where the extinction or survival for many types of species, wildlife and […]

Net Pay: Economic Analysis of Mangrove Restoration

A presentation given at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies International Society of Tropcial Forestry conference, March 2, 2007. The presentation discusses methods of economic valuation for the ecosystem services of mangrove restoration. It also deals with efforts in Kenya to restore mangrove forests and to ensure that the local people involved in […]

Background: The History and Status of Wetland Mitigation Banking and Water Quality Trading

This presentation was delivered by two of the United States Protection Agency's senior policy makers at the National Forum on Synergies Between Water Quality Trading and Wetland Mitigation Banking in July 2005. It gives the major elements of both wetland mitigation banking and water quality trading in the United States. Through timelines and data it […]

Conservation Incentives for Southern Forestlands

This presentation was given at the The Future of Incentives panel of the 'New Currency for Conservation' conference in Washington, DC which explored various landowners' management objectives and the economic realities of forestland ownership, what works and what doesn't work, and the potential of future landowner assistance tools and programs?