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Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard

The “Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard” is the definitive book on the global standard on water footprint assessment as developed by the Water Footprint Network. The book provides a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint assessment and shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well […]


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” […]


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, […]


State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2011 Donor Prospectus

With forest carbon finding a renewed role at the center of international climate change policy, it is now more important than ever to understand the changes affecting the forest carbon market: its scope, relevant policies and legislation, and the emerging methodologies and standards. This year, Ecosystem Marketplace will be publishing the second State of the […]


State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011 Donor Prospectus

Mitigating extreme climate change is invaluable, but cutting carbon emissions can come at a price. Understanding the factors that contribute to that price – from popular project locations to buyers’ preferred technologies – gives market players the transparency they need to make decisions that minimize risk and spur investments. Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy […]


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?


Factories or Forests? Bringing Ecosystem Service Markets Back to the Land

Investment in environmental markets including the carbon market has risen to 66 billion US-dollars (USD) within a decade. Yet so far these markets have widely disregarded land-use change and forestry projects. The Katoomba Ecosystems Services Incubator was created in 2007 to promote investment in forest-based carbon markets.


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 […]


Hidden wealth revealed in Ontario's Greenbelt: The Lake Simcoe Watershed

Toronto, June 26, 2008 – The ecological benefits provided by the Lake Simcoe ecosystem, a vital part of the world’s largest and most diverse Greenbelt, are estimated at close to $1 billion a year, according to a study released today. Lake Simcoe Basin’s Natural Capital: The Value of the Watershed’s Ecosystem Services, examines the goods […]


El estado de los Mercados Voluntarios de Carbono 2008

Este segundo reporte anual, Forjando un Nuevo Horizonte: El Estado de los Mercados Voluntarios de Carbono 2008, se basa en la información de las transacciones recopilada de 150 organizaciones, incluyendo a los desarrolladores de proyectos, mayoristas, agentes de bolsa y minoristas, vendiendo créditos de carbono a compradores voluntarios. También incluye información de transacciones de varios […]


Emissions Trading, Carbon Financing and Indigenous People

This is a short guide for Indigenous land managers and those who work with Indigenous communities to the phenomenon of climate change, and to ‘market’ and financial mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, often referred to as the ‘carbon market’, ‘emissions trading’ and/or ‘carbon financing’. This guide is intended as a first edition – it […]


Final Compensatory Mitigation Rule

On March 31, 2008, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) issued revised regulations governing compensatory mitigation for authorized impacts to wetlands, streams, and other waters of the U.S. under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. These regulations are designed to improve the effectiveness of compensatory mitigation to replace lost aquatic […]


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 […]


Offsetting Emissions: A Business Brief on the Voluntary Carbon Market

The Ecosystem Marketplace (EM) and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) have partnered to produce this business brief for companies considering engagement with voluntary carbon markets. The brief was written by Katherine Hamilton, Emma Stewart, Ph.D., and Sissel Waage, Ph.D., with contributions from Alexander Rau, Ricardo Bayon and Amanda Hawn. Please direct comments or questions to […]


Environmental Regulatory Calculations Handbook

Regulatory Calculations Handbook addresses the environmental concerns of individuals by presenting the basic fundamentals of many environmental regulatory topics. Featuring an overview of the history of environmental problems, the current regulatory framework, and problems/solutions of practical problems in the field, this handbook comprehensively brings the potential calculations and information on regulations into one single-source reference. […]


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 […]


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 […]