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Sharing the Stage

Last year, voluntary carbon offset buyers threw their collective weight behind climate-led development. With many of these buyers driven to altruistically “combat climate change through their purchases, 2013 saw a record volume of offsets transacted from projects that deliver climate and community-facing outcomes (“cobenefi ts) in developing countries. KEY REPORT FINDINGS Across all years of […]

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Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standards

The CCB Standards are designed primarily for climate change mitigation projects. They Standards can be used in developing, developed or emerging economies, and can be used for projects funded with private and/or public investment. They describe elements for design and management of projects, as well as elements to be monitored and certified

Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners

The document Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners provides information on wetland valuation and guidance on how valuation studies should be conducted. This document groups the features of wetland systems into components, functions, and attributes, and develops an appraisal framework for assessing economic benefits. This text also provides six wetland […]

Assessing the Economic Value of Ecosystem Conservation

Assessing the Economic Value of Ecosystem Conservation looks at how valuation should be used to examine four distinct aspects of the value of ecosystems; determining the total flow of benefits from ecosystems, determining the net benefits of interventions that alter ecosystem conditions, examining how the costs and benefits of ecosystems are distributed, and identifying potential […]

Participatory Management

This handbook focuses on case studies and methods for engaging local communities and indigenous peoples in protecting wetlands. It is part of a series of handbooks by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands developed for those involved in implementation of wetland protection programs in all regions. By breaking participatory program development in to a series of […]

Community-based incentives for nature conservation

This IUCN resource kit describes practical steps and methods of identifying and using economic incentives for community-based nature conservation, and illustrates these with a set of real-world case studies from Eastern Africa. It is targeted primarily at conservation and development managers engaged in the design and implementation of field-level programmes and projects.

The Conservation Finance Guide

The Conservation Finance Guide presents a host of potential financing opportunities for nature conservation in general, with a special focus on protected area management. Many of these finance mechanisms rely on a "market-based" approach, valuing and marketing the goods and services that a protected area generates in support of local livelihoods and the broader economy. […]

Conservation Finance e-Resources: A Compendium of Examples for Self-Sustaining Projects

Available on-line only, this e-document is a tutorial provided by WWF's Center for Conservation Finance to assist any individual with an interest in finding ways to help sustainably finance conservation. Conservation finance, unlike grants or donor based philanthropy, relies on financial techniques at the macro and micro level, to generate revenue for establishing, operating, and […]

Rennies Wetlands Project: Wetland Fix

Illustrated set of field guides developed through discussions with farmers and agriculture/conservation extension officers in South Africa. These guides were designed for wetland owners, agriculture and conservation extension officers and other interested parties. The series contains practical information in a step-by-step format. The series includes information on wetland assessment, burning and grazing, stream bank stabilization, […]

Stockholm International Water Institute

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) manages projects, synthesises research and publishes findings and recommendations on current and future water, environment, governance and human development issues. SIWI serves as a platform for knowledge sharing and networking between the scientific, business, policy and civil society communities. SIWI builds professional capacity and understanding of the links between […]