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State of Watershed Payments 2012: Executive Summary for Business

 This report benchmarks companies taking a landscape-scale approach to water risk – looking beyond direct operations to the larger watershed context. Business leaders from Coca-Cola to SABMiller to Sony are experimenting with natural infrastructure investments that address many of the operational risks at the top of their lists – including supply disruptions and emerging regulations – while saving money, increasing resilience to […]

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State of Watershed Payments 2012: Executive Summary for Business

 This report benchmarks companies taking a landscape-scale approach to water risk – looking beyond direct operations to the larger watershed context. Business leaders from Coca-Cola to SABMiller to Sony are experimenting with natural infrastructure investments that address many of the operational risks at the top of their lists – including supply disruptions and emerging regulations – while saving money, increasing resilience to […]

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Charting New Waters

 The number of initiatives that protect and restore forests, wetlands, and other water-rich ecosystems has nearly doubled in just four years as governments urgently seek sustainable alternatives to costly industrial infrastructure, according to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace.   “Whether you need to save water-starved China from economic ruin or protect drinking […]

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Preserving Our Marine Health

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) is a progressive think tank dedicated to seeking out creative, viable  ideas and innovative research to inject into Australia’s policy debates. Their work combines big picture thinking  about the future of government with practical research on options for policy reform. They give a diverse, crossdisciplinary community of thinkers space […]

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Global Climate Leadership Review 2012

Australia does not act on climate change in isolation. The Climate Institute’s Global Climate Leadership Review 2012 positions Australian climate policy in a global context. It aims to elaborate on the implications of global climate diplomacy and domestic actions for Australia.   The overarching theme of this flagship project is leadership. The Global Climate Leadership […]

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Collecting the Drops: Toward Creative Water Strategies

“Connecting the Drops: Toward Creative Water Strategies” includes a suite of learning modules, case studies, and resources to help businesses develop sound water strategies. The toolkit offers guidance in assessing water use and impacts, identifying risks and opportunties, and developing systems for tracking and managing water resource management. “Connecting the Drops: Toward Creative Water Strategies” […]

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Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner

“Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner” is a set of tools developed by the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) to help businesses assess their water use and impacts, and better understand how water resources management can affect “license to operate.” The toolkit will be especially useful to facilities staff and/or a business’ operating division, […]

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Biodiversity Offsets:

This “ICMM proposition statement” provides an industry perspective on biodiversity offsets. It addresses those aspects of offsets on which different groups disagree, for example: How to establish offsets? Which activities are acceptable offsets? How to compare the biodiversity lost through the mining activity with gains through the proposed offset?

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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 […]

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Submission on the Proposed Biodiversity Banking Scheme

Executive Summary The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) and Total Environment Centre (TEC) approach the issue of biobanking with scepticism. The history of offsets in New South Wales and Australia generally has not been a good one, with a strong tendency to inappropriate compensation that has not ‘maintained or improved the environment’; little follow-up and long […]

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From Exclusion to Ownership

This report finds that the transition did continue in the 2002–2008 period. The area of state ownership declined, and there were corresponding increases in the area of forests designated for use by communities and indigenous peoples, the area owned by communities and indigenous peoples, and the area owned by individuals and firms. Though the tenure […]

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BioBanking: Scheme Overview

This information booklet has been prepared to provide an overview of the Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme in New South Wales, Australia.

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At Loggerheads? Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests

World Bank Advises Better Forest Governance And Use of Carbon Markets to Save Tropical Forests Available in: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa (Indonesian) WASHINGTON, D.C., October 23, 2006 — Preserving the world's rapidly shrinking tropical forests and improving the economic prospects of millions of poor people requires an urgent strengthening of national forest governance. Globally, this […]

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Biodiversity Benefits Toolkit

This biodiversity benefits toolkit has been developed for the New South Wales Environmental Services Scheme to assist landowners in assessing the benefits to biodiversity that are likely to result from a change in the way they use their land. The Toolkit is a product of collaboration between key government departments and stakeholders in NSW and […]

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Biodiversity certification and banking in coastal and growth areas

This paper sets out broad parameters of a market-based biodiversity offset program under development by the government of New South Wales, AU. It is meant to elicit comments and suggestions for pilots in the Lower Hunter and the Far North Coast regions, which are set to begin in 2006 and end two years later. The […]

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Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation Workshop: A Summary Report

This report summarizes the Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation Workshop (the Petrópolis Workshop) convened in Petrópolis, Brazil from 4-8 April 2005. The Workshop was a country- and organization-led initiative in support of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) hosted by Brazil and organized by the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration. The latter was created […]