RSS Top Story


New Initiative Lends A Helping
Hand To Europe’s Green Entrepreneurs

Organic farmers and other environmental entrepreneurs are a romantic lot, but they don’t have the opportunities for training and finance that providers of solar and wind technologies do. That’s set to change with the launch of ECOSTAR, a university-business hub that links the world of markets to that of ecosystem services science. The project launches on June 15th with a call for nature-based start-ups interested in learning the ropes.

SOVCM 2017 FSOPIC 2016 Supply Change 2017

Carbon Report

Forest Report

Water Report

Biodiv. Report

  • Zero Deforestation: Transparency and Scale
  • ECOSTAR Logo
  • BCP Logo
  • Althelia
  • An Atlas of Ecosystem Markets in the United States
  • OEM Tool
  • Getting Started

    To see a map of the dynamic landscape of ecosystem service payment practice and policy:

  • Job Announcements

  • More Feature Articles


    Unlocking Carbon Market Potential In a Post-Paris World

    Activity in the voluntary markets in 2016 pushed us over the 1 billion tonnes transacted mark, according to Ecosystem Marketplace's newly released State of Voluntary Carbon Markets 2017. Expect ...Read More...


    As Number Of Carbon Pricing Initiatives Doubles, New Portal Will Track Prices

    Nearly 60 percent of all countries either include or plan to include carbon pricing in their national climate action plans, and a new platform launched by the World Bank and Ecofys aims to track ...Read More...


    Climate Hangs Over Trump Like Sword Of Damocles Ahead of G-7

    The Trump Show has once again mopped up media attention that should be going to issues more important but less entertaining – like the flurry of mid-year talks designed to turbocharge national ...Read More...


    The Dutch Government Is Piloting A Voluntary Carbon Program, And It’s Not Alone

    Countries that vowed to slash their greenhouse-gas emissions under the Paris Agreement are now supposed to be looking for ways to slash them even deeper, and the Dutch government says it will ...Read More...


    Indigenous Leaders Find Voice In Global Climate Talks

    Seven years ago, indigenous people were seldom seen and even more seldom heard at global climate talks. Today, they’re actively involved in talks, with organizations like AIDESEP and COICA ...Read More...


    China, India To Beat Climate Pledges As Trump Drags US Backwards

    The Paris Climate Agreement lets countries set their own emission-reduction targets and then encourages a “race to the top” as countries learn from each other and incrementally improve their ...Read More...


    How To Track Climate Legislation Around The World

    One hundred and forty-four countries have ratified the Paris Climate Agreement, and 143 of them say they'll stay in it – even if Donald Trump pulls the United States out. But staying in and ...Read More...


    Leveraging Carbon Finance For Wetland Restoration In California

    Ecosystem Marketplace is wrapping up data collection for its State of Biodiversity Markets report with a final flash poll offering anyone who's interested a chance to weigh in on the future of ...Read More...


    $25 Billion Ecological Restoration Industry Gathers In Sacramento To Talk Business

    As the ecological restoration industry convenes for its flagship meeting this week, two restoration players highlight the sector's role as a big economic driver. They also stress the need for ...Read More...


    World Bank Climate Boss Wants To “Activate Trillionaire Investments” Under Paris Agreement

    UN Negotiators are gathering this week and next in Bonn, Germany to move the Paris Agreement forward. After that, the World Bank is hosting a one-week meeting in Barcelona called ...Read More...


    Climate Negotiators Roll Up Their Sleeves in Bonn, With or Without the U.S.

    President Donald Trump's decision to either pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement or remain in it are looming over global climate talks underway in Bonn. Both outcomes involve ...Read More...


    If Trump Bails On Paris Agreement, At Least He’ll Be Out Of The Way

    Climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn, Germany, the next two weeks to move the Paris Climate Agreement forward – even as Republicans in the United States seem intent on moving it backward. Most ...Read More...


    Will New French President Keep Pledge To Hire US Climate Workers?

    The United States has always been a leader in green technologies, despite the best efforts of the Bush and now Trump administrations to undermine them. During the French Presidential election, ...Read More...


    Can California Tap Carbon Markets To Save Its Delta (And Its Drinking Water)?

    The inland marshes that provide half of California’s drinking water and support its massive agriculture sector are sinking into the ground and drowning in fertilizer running off from farms. ...Read More...

    Friends of Ecosystem Marketplace receive a 10% discount on registration! Discount code: F8F98BC9

    New State Of Voluntary Carbon Markets Report Set To Launch At Innovate4Climate

    Innovate4Climate is two short weeks away, and Ecosystem Marketplace will be on-the-ground not only to cover key climate finance developments but to launch this year's State of the Voluntary ...Read More...


    Setting The Rules Of The Game At Bonn Climate Change Talks

    US President Donald Trump may have neutered federal action on climate change, but the Paris Agreement lives on. Next week, it reaches a critical juncture as negotiators from around the world meet ...Read More...


    As Green Climate Fund Considers Results-Based Payments for Forests, Two Lessons from Earlier Initiatives

    The Green Climate Fund Board is considering results-based payments for protecting and restoring tropical forests, which is good news for the climate and for developing countries, says Jonah Busch ...Read More...


    Message From Tashka Yawanawa On Importance of Indigenous Life Plans

    The Yawanawa, an indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon, are on a journey toward sustainability and a way of life that economically supports them while maintaining their traditions and ...Read More...


    Carbon Offsetting: Buyers’ Guide 1.0

    Donald Trump may have neutered the federal government’s ability to fight climate change, the world is still engaged in the fight, and you as an individual have plenty of options beyond switching ...Read More...


    Brazil’s Indigenous Leaders Convene To Shore Up Eroding Rights

    Brazil’s constitution guarantees indigenous control over indigenous lands, but critics of President Michel Temer say his administration is neglecting those provisions and intentionally sabotaging ...Read More...


    “Plan A” Made Marks & Spencer A Leader In Sustainability.
    Now Comes The Hard Part

    Ten years ago, UK retailer Marks & Spencer launched “Plan A” – a massive effort to completely restructure its operations and become the world’s most sustainable retailer. It’s close to ...Read More...


    Data Compiled To Track Deforestation Also Tracks Tainted Meat From
    Brazil’s ‘Carne Fraca’ Scandal

    Scores of countries banned imports of Brazilian beef, chicken, and pork after authorities there accused 21 meat processors of knowingly distributing spoiled meat. Now investigators are using data ...Read More...


    Amazonian Tribe Shares The Secret Of Treating Snake Bites

    The Amazonian Yawanawa tribe has successfully fought off deadly snake bites with medicinal plants for generations. This knowledge is in danger of disappearing, however, which has community health ...Read More...


    California Court Upholds Cap-and-Trade Ruling, Clears Way For Extension To 2030

    A California appeals court has dissipated a cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over the state’s cap-and-trade program, which has funneled millions of dollars from greenhouse-gas emitters ...Read More...


    Here Are The Eight New Projects The Green Climate Fund Is Supporting

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Thursday agreed to support eight projects after its first board meeting of 2017. The projects are valued at $755 million, and most are focused on hydropower and ...Read More...


    What Trump’s Lawyers And Bill O’Reilly Can Teach Us About Green Investing

    From the day Donald Trump was elected, we’ve heard that states and the private sector would counterbalance his efforts to undo environmental regulations. It’s an argument that comforted many but ...Read More...


    Cleansing Forest Loss From Supply Chains Easier Said Than Done

    This month's edition of the Carbon Chronicle features new research from Supply Change, which reveals that a growing number of companies are sharing their progress on their no deforestation ...Read More...


    Sustainable Livelihoods Are A Tough Nut To Crack In Guatemala’s Forests.
    Can The Maya Nut Help?

    Guatemalan forest communities living within Central America’s most intact rainforest are on a journey to become sustainable and self-reliant, and they’re relying on the Maya nut, long treated as ...Read More...

    RiverBank1 (2)

    When Your Day Job Is Restoring Streams And Saving Species

    More than 220,000 Americans work in the $25 billion Restoration Economy, but few outside the sector understand how it works. Here's how one Texas rancher tapped environmental finance to pay off ...Read More...


    How Nature-Based Systems Can Slash Wastewater This World Water Day

    Contaminated water has long been part of every urban area's growing pains, and it's a major health hazard in rapidly industrializing parts of the developing world, which is why it's the theme of ...Read More...