RSS Top Story

EPA_Logo3

In Pruitt EPA Pick, Some
See Presidential Blind Spot On
Realities Of Restoration Economy

Environmentalists across the political spectrum have exhibited everything from anger to puzzlement over US President-Elect Donald Trump's decision to nominate Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency. Some in the restoration economy, like those in renewable energies, say the move could hobble a vibrant part of the US economy.

Supply-Change.Org Forest Carbon 2016 Forest Carbon 2016

Carbon Report

Forest Report

Water Report

Biodiv. Report

  • An Atlas of Ecosystem Markets in the United States
  • NewForest Logo
  • Kinship
  • Getting Started

    Want to learn more about the basics of environmental markets? Read our primer for a crash course:

  • Job Announcements

  • More Feature Articles

    business-growth-2

    Trump Inheriting Healthy System of Environmental Markets, New Data Shows

    US President-Elect Donald Trump is inheriting a healthy system of ecosystem markets, thanks in part to measures implemented by the Obama administration, but the exact growth has been difficult to ...Read More...

    Capture

    The Trillion-Dollar Deforestation Time Bomb And How To Defuse It

    Two new reports show that global corporations are both victims and perpetrators of deforestation. One report shows they could lose nearly $1 trillion per year if current trends continue. The ...Read More...

    Logo_COP13_horizontal-ingles-01

    Biodiversity Convention Continues To Look To Mainstreaming To Halt Global Decline

    For practitioners working in the biodiversity conservation space, the global biodiversity talks getting underway in Mexico will be one of implementation and for figuring out the tools and methods ...Read More...

    CompactCover

    Which US States Are Already Honoring The Paris Climate Agreement?

    When Donald Trump won the US presidential election, climate optimists said US cities and states would fill any leadership gaps that opened at the federal level. Now six US states have agreed to ...Read More...

    BiomeSquare

    Can “Radical Transparency” Save Forests And Slow Climate Change?

    If a Trump presidency neuters the US federal government’s efforts to combat climate change, as many expect, then “non-state” actors like cities and companies – as well as consumers and watchdogs ...Read More...

    IndigenousBoy3

    A Path Forward for Forests And The Planet

    Over 100 nations identify forest conservation and restoration as part of their strategy to fight climate change, something Forest Trends' founding President and CEO Michael Jenkins considers a ...Read More...

    PondPic3

    Stay The Course With Environmental Markets Benefitting Business And Rural Landowners

    The 30 year old marketplace for ecological assets, recently valued at $100 billion, may be changing the face of real estate in the United States. A long-time market analyst says these changes ...Read More...

    Stream Image

    Bridging The Rural-Urban Divide With Collaborative Landscape Management Tools

    Real social and economic dislocation led nearly half of US voters to reject the political establishment and elect Donald Trump as the nation's next president despite racist and xenophobic ...Read More...

    deforestation.normal.1

    Swedish Court Rules Myanmar “Green Book” Inadequate For EU Importers

    In a first-of-its-kind case, Swedish Administrative Courts ruled certification through the Myanmar Forest Products Merchans' Federation did not prove that wood imported into Sweden was harvested ...Read More...

    Farm

    $5.5 Million Investment For The Climate Trust Seeds Carbon Investment Fund

    The Climate Trust recently secured a $5.5 million Program-Related Investment to seed its carbon investment fund, which launched earlier this year with funding from a Conservation Innovation ...Read More...

    Matthew__3

    Post-Hurricane Matthew: How Can We Restore Waterways To Better Protect Communities?

    The large floodplains and broad vegetated buffers of a stream restoration site near Raleigh, North Carolina significantly reduced flooding when Hurricane Matthew tore through the state. As the ...Read More...

    Logo

    Now on Bionic Planet: Voices From Marrakesh

    Two weeks after the US presidential election, the US role in the Paris Climate Agreement remains foggy. While few expect the US to continue its leadership role in the fight to slow climate ...Read More...

    NYDF_Image3

    Forest Tracking Tools More Important Than Ever

    A new online tool charts a commodities' journey from production to consumption, and can aid companies and practitioners' efforts to cleanse deforestation from supply chains. The sector is calling ...Read More...

    COP22_Image2

    Investors See Rockier Road To Low-Carbon Economy Under Trump, But No Dead End

    Climate talks are continuing here in Marrakesh, with world leaders vowing to either reach out to the new US administration or continue without them. Investors, meanwhile say the business case for ...Read More...

    Eca_Amarakaeri2

    Peru’s Amarakaeri People Learn To Have Their Nuts And Sell Them, Too

    The indigenous people of Peru’s Amarakaeri Communal Reserve are conserving 400,000 hectares of forest while also feeding their families – in part by sustainably harvesting Brazil nuts. To do so, ...Read More...

    Henderson

    In Marrakesh, Amarakaeri People Say REDD+ And Rights Must Go Together

    The indigenous people within the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve live along the border between Brazil and Peru, and they also act as a buffer between uncontacted people of the Amazon and the outside ...Read More...

    Kerry

    Hundreds Of US Companies Urge Climate Action As John Kerry, Others Calls For More “Business Diplomacy”

    During UN climate talks on Wednesday, business leaders stressed the importance of aligning business and policy goals in order to deliver the best results for both sectors. The business community ...Read More...

    Ségolène Royal

    How To Keep An Eye On Commodity Companies At The Marrakesh Climate Talks

    The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in part by funneling money into programs that promote better management of forests, farms and fields. ...Read More...

    COP22_Image2

    The Paris Agreement Takes Flight; What’s Next In Marrakesh?

    Just days after the Paris Agreement enters into force, UN climate talks resume in Marrakesh, Morocco, where negotiators will focus on charting a roadmap to fully operationalize the historic ...Read More...

    Farm

    Transforming Agriculture From Threat To Solution For Environmental Challenges

    The global narrative on agriculture expanded after Rio+20 to "sustainable intensification" and is now moving towards a vision, laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals, of sustainable ...Read More...

    WRI_AgReport__3

    How Latin American Farmers Can Make $1K Per Hectare By Restoring Land

    Twenty percent of the forests and farmland of Latin America and the Caribbean have been degraded by over logging, overgrazing, and overplowing, according to the World Resources Institute, which ...Read More...

    SupplyChange2

    To See Or Not To See: Transparency And The Climate Conundrum

    In the lead-up to last year’s Paris Climate Talks, thousands of companies pledged to slash their greenhouse-gas emissions – hundreds of them by reducing their impact on forests. One year on, ...Read More...

    flag-of-california.1.normal

    The Ripple Effect Of California Cap And Trade

    While it isn't without policy uncertainty, the relative stability of California's carbon cap and trade scheme has strengthened both compliance and voluntary carbon markets, says The Climate ...Read More...

    forest_carbon_pic.1.56.normal

    New Bond Aims To Unlock Private Investment To Protect Forests

    While most agree forests have a critical role to play in curbing climate change, forest protection programs continue to struggle to attract capital. But a new investment mechanism could help ...Read More...

    WRI_ReportImage3

    Fixing Water By Fixing Forests: Building Successful Watershed Investment Programs In The US

    Watershed investment programs can reduce the costs of managing water while delivering community benefits but they're underused because mobilizing support is difficult and funding can be hard to ...Read More...

    YawanawaImage (2)

    Yawanawa Indigenous Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story At TEDWomen 2016

    The Yawanawa tribe of the Amazon rainforest are in the midst of a rebirth, one that involves access to education, leadership roles for women and economic projects that sustainably utilize forest ...Read More...

    CoffeeShop

    Is Your Company Leaving Value On The Table?

    Companies that focus only on the bottom line often can't see over the horizon, and they certainly can't see how their activities impact others. That impact, long recognized as a looming risk, is ...Read More...

    SOFCF

    Wednesday In Washington: Explore Latest Developments In Forest-Carbon Finance

    Year-end climate talks begin on November 7, and the latest State of Forest Carbon Finance Report, to be released Wednesday, documents a massive uptick in forest-carbon finance – an uptick that ...Read More...

    Stream Image

    New California Law Recognizes Meadows, Streams As “Green Infrastructure”, Eligible For Public Works Funding

    As degraded watersheds drag California into its sixth year of drought, a new law makes forests, farms, and fields eligible for infrastructure funding – and the state is hardly alone, according to ...Read More...

    Brookside1 (2)

    Of Milk And Money: How Agroforestry Is Reshaping The Kenyan Countryside

    Consumer-facing companies like Danone and Mars have pledged to slash their greenhouse-gas emissions, in part by purging deforestation from their supply chains – a process that requires helping ...Read More...