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Katoomba News v1.2

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Katoomba News v1.1

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Banking on Conservation: Species and Wetland Mitigation Banking

As mitigation banking continues to grow and diversify in 2007, we think it is a good time to highlight some of the intelligence we have amassed on this topic. In the following pages, we provide a cross-section of the timely reporting, market analysis, personal perspectives, controversial debates, and glimpses of the future that make this […]

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A Tale of Two Continents: Ecosystem Services in Latin America and East and Southern Africa

For the past two years, the Ecosystem Marketplace has been delivering the latest information about market mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity. To get a better sense of how the concepts of environmental markets, market-like mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services are likely to impact communities in […]

Handbook for the Design of Payment for Hydrological Services Mechanisms

This handbook outlines how to make a quick diagnostic of the potential for PES in the region, the guide lines to design the mechanism, the implementation process of the program, and the mechanisms to monitor the compromises acquired. The handbook also defines the criteria to evaluate the program and implement a process of permanent improvement, […]

Health: An Ecosystem Approach

An excellent resource on the ecosystem approach to human health. IDRC’s Ecohealth Web site provides case studies, research reports, short articles, and various other resources.

Summary of Existing Rules for Generating Emissions Reductions from Land Management and Conservation Activities

Matrix developed by The Nature Conservancy comparing how seven of the leading carbon offset programs address key carbon forestry issues including: Measurement & Monitoring, Additionality, Baselines, Leakage, and Permanence. The programs evaluated are the: Clean Development Mechanism; California Climate Action Registry; Chicago Climate Exchange; Climate, Community & Biodivirsity Standards; Oregon Climate Trust; BioCarbon Fund; and […]

Third Stakeholder Forum on Federal Wetlands Mitigation

The Third Stakeholder Forum on Federal Mitigation was held in Portland, Oregon July 2003. The meeting was designed to provide a forum for a broad range of stakeholders to comment on and discuss the National Mitigation Action Plan process, products in development, and anticipated work in order to inform efforts to improve federal compensatory mitigation. […]

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 […]

Incentives for LULUCF activities – an overview

"Incentives for LULUCF activities" provides an overview of the various incentives that exist for GHG mitigation activities in forestry and agricuture activities. The spreadsheet is organized by country and currently covers 24 countries, most of which are Annex B countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The Excel list contains five worksheets. The sheets: "Subsidies", "Tax incentives […]

Wetland and Riparian Stewardship in Pennsylvania: A Guide to Voluntary Options for Landowners, Local Governments and Organizations

Wetland and Riparian Stewardship in Pennsylvania is a resource guide for landowners, local governments, and organizations seeking technical and financial assistance to create and preserve wetlands or riparian buffers. This guide contains regulation and compliance information; strategic planning guidance and landowner options; case studies; and information on federal, state, non-profit, land trust, and private industrial […]

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 economic valuation of wetlands 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 […]

Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability, 2nd Edition

The 288-page Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability, 2nd Edition published by the Izaak Walton league was produced to facilitate wetland stewardship by providing basic information and wetland ecology, wetland functions and benefits. The book features guidelines and tips for an effective project, monitoring techniques, case studies of there restoration projects and extensive contacts and […]

The Green Buck: using economic tools to deliver conservation goals, a WWF Field Guide

This guide is intended to provide an introduction for the non-specialist to some of the approaches that economics can offer. Rather than being focused on economic theory, it demonstrates the ways in which economics can be used, illustrated by case-studies from around the WWF network where economics has contributed to conservation. Sections include financing conservation, […]

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook, Can Water Quality Trading Advance Your Watershed's Goals?

The Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help states and regulated communities evaluate if water quality trading could be useful to lower costs of meeting Total Maximum Daily Loads in their watershed. The steps include looking at pollutant suitability, financial attractiveness, potential market infrastructure and stakeholder readiness. […]

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 […]