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An interesting comment during the keynote address became a recurring theme during today's public meeting at Katoomba XVIII: Forests, Water, and People.
We're in Beijing this week at Katoomba XVIII: Forests, Water and People. We'll be bringing you live coverage of the meeting at Ecosystem Marketplace, on our blog, and on Twitter - so check back frequently! In this post, ADB Water Resources Specialist Zhang Qingfeng offers an update on new trends in Chinese eco-compensation - including early steps towards encouraging private-sector investments in China's natural infrastructure.
We're bringing you live coverage all week from New Orleans of the 2013 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference. Check back often! Thursday morning's Alternatives to Mitigation session found Craig Denisoff taking the podium to talk about habitat credit trading...
"One of the priorities of the National Mitigation Banking Association is to try to get some teeth into the [Endangered Species Act]. If all regulators had to require conservation and mitigation measures, we'd have a thriving market. The agencies that...
We're bringing you live coverage all week from New Orleans of the 2013 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference. Check back often! March 8 President & CEO of The Conservation Fund Larry Selzer opened his keynote address at the opening...
We're bringing you live coverage all week from New Orleans of the 2013 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference. Check back often! March 8, 2013 This conference marks the passing of the torch, with presidency of the National Mitigation Banking...
Last week, the very first REDD+ Talks (√† la TED Talks) took place in Sausalito, California, where speakers from Wildlife Works, Code REDD, Puma, Microsoft, and other organizations discussed benefits of REDD+ projects that go beyond carbon sequestration. Here are a few thoughts on the underlying pitch for REDD+.
At this week's American Carbon Registry annual awards ceremony, some of North America's biggest voluntary offset buyers showed it is a small world after all, purchasing carbon credits from the same forestry organization.
The EPA is slated to pass regulations on power plants this year under the Clean Air Act, while Senators Boxer and Waxman work to inject a carbon price back on to the federal agenda. Here are a few reflections on the undercurrent of discussion on how tradable mechanisms for climate mitigation might figure into federal GHG regulations down the line...
Last week's conference in Ft Lauderdale has been a near reflection of its host city - domestic with a splash of international flavor, and seeing a rebound from the financial crisis but still searching for market demand. Here are a few conference highlights, gathered by Ecosystem Marketplace staff attending the conference.
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