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Webinar: Biodiversity Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in the Developing World

Market-like mechanisms are an increasingly popular choice for developed countries to address biodiversity loss, but are in their very early stages in the developing world.  On Monday, July 11, Ecosystem Marketplace and Mission Markets will host an online webinar featuring an overview of biodiversity markets, followed by an expert panel on biodiversity market mechanisms in the development context, and a Q&A session.

On Monday, July 11, Ecosystem Marketplace and Mission Markets will host an online webinar featuring an overview of biodiversity markets, followed by an expert panel on biodiversity market mechanisms in the development context, and a Q&A session.

The confirmed speakers are:

Becca Madsen, Ecosystem Marketplace
Kaavya Varma, GIST Advisory
Jaime Cavelier, The Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
Andrew Bovarnick, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Why Attend:

With species disappearing faster than at any time in modern history and public coffers running on empty, more and more governments are turning to market-like mechanisms to address the economic drivers of biodiversity loss.   In the past year alone, biodiversity offsets and compensation mechanisms worldwide totaled an estimated US$3 billion, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s new 2011 Update: State of Biodiversity Markets report.

But biodiversity offsets and banking are still very much a developed-world phenomenon. In other parts of the world, markets are in their very early stages. How can market mechanisms can be used to finance biodiversity conservation in developing countries, and where do we see market activity about to take off?

Please join us to learn more about the state of biodiversity markets and future prospects for growth.

Webinar Details:
Monday, 11 July 2011 10:00 am EDT (2:00 pm GMT). Register here.

Contact Info:
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Genevieve Bennett.

Thank you to our host Mission Markets!

Note on webinar: webinar requires both internet connection (to view slides) and phone connection (to hear audio) to a US toll-free number. If you’re calling from overseas, you may want to consider calling in via Skype.

Skype users can call US toll-free numbers for free, even if you don’t have Skype Credit.
 
If you are still experiencing technical issues, rest assured that we will be recording the webinar. The link to the recording will be sent to all participants who have RSVP’d approximately one week after the webinar.

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