SOCAP 15

SOCAP15 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, October 6-9, The event will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.

SOCAP is a network of heart-centered investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders who believe in an inclusive and socially responsible economy to address the world’s toughest challenges. Since 2008, SOCAP has created a platform where social impact leaders can connect and present their ideas to a global audience. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and has drawn more than 10,000 people.

Learn more here.

EPA-USDA National Workshop on Water Quality Markets

USDA and EPA are cosponsoring a National Workshop on Water Quality Markets. This event is hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and coordinated by The Conservation Fund. The Workshop will highlight recent progress in water quality trading across the country with an emphasis on policy, resources, and tool development. The Workshop will provide EPA and USDA with an opportunity to lay out their vision for the role of water quality markets in advancing conservation and water quality goals, and provide you with the tools to engage in water quality markets.

The Workshop will feature:

  • Regional water quality trading forums
  • Conservation finance opportunities
  • Stormwater trading
  • Payments for watershed services programs and other related environmental markets
  • Recent developments in Economics, Science & Technology
  • And much more…

Who should attend:

Agriculture and water resource professionals; including Federal, State and Local government representatives, NGOs, and agricultural, business and environmental stakeholders interested in water quality and environmental markets.

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How business can tackle deforestation – Understand deforestation risk, benchmark your policies and collaborate effectively with NGOs

How business can tackle deforestation is part of a global series of events combatting deforestation – this stage taking place in Washington, DC on 14th-15th April. By bringing together the corporate practitioners and NGOs that make a difference, the conference is designed to discuss the trends, debate the issues, connect the key players and drive change in the deforestation space. Already confirmed to participate are senior executives from the likes of Target, 3M, Greenpeace, Staples, Walmart, McDonald’s, Kimberly Clark, Wilmar, Johnson & Johnson, Dunkin’ Brands and many more. You can see the full details here.  

First Water Stewardship Credit Auction March 2015

Meet Sustainability Goals. Offset Supply Chain Impacts. Support Farmers. Improve Water Quality.  

Private dollars have been invested in farm management practices to improve water quality, support farmers, and provide important ecosystem benefits in the Ohio River Basin, the world’s largest water quality trading project. Now, the resulting credits are available for purchase in the effort’s first public auction! Backed by science, metrics, and state approvals, “stewardship credits” can be applied toward sustainability goals, offsetting supply chain impacts, or even Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) obligations in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. 100% of proceeds are re-invested back into the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading program to advance more conservation.

Network with like-minds! The  auction  will be held in March 2015 in New York City.  

Must be physically present to participate. Must be pre-approved by February 1st. No non-participating observers.  

For more information, visit the  Ohio River Basin Trading Project website.

ACES 2014 Conference: Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2014 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools, for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. The focus of the conference is to link science, practice, and sustainable decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2014 will bring together leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American communities, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions. We hope you will make plans to join more than 500 ecosystem service stakeholders in this collaborative discussion to advance use of an ecosystem services framework for natural resource management and policy.

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WaterSmart Innovation Conference

The purpose of this conference is to broaden the knowledge of innovations in urban water efficiency including products, policies, techniques and ideas. All topics related to innovations in water conservation will be considered. Potential topics include:

  • Water/Energy Production Nexus
  • Water Efficiency for Sustainable Building and Development
  • Conservation Policy, Enforcement and Administration
  • Community Outreach Programming
  • Water Efficient Technologies, Appliances and Fixtures
  • Alternative Water Supplies for Buildings and Communities—Reclaim/Recycle, Condensate and Rainwater Harvesting, Desalination Water Efficient Landscaping
  • Drought and Shortage Management
  • Water/Energy Relationships
  • Recycled/Reclaimed Water
  • Smart Irrigation Controllers
  • Commercial/Institutional
  • Conservation 101/How to Develop a Conservation Program
  • Social Marketing Related to Environmental Topics
  • Effluent Irrigation
  • Community Design with Water in Mind
  • Plumbing Code and Water Conservation
  • Education (youth and adult)
  • Water Loss Management

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Climate Week NYC

By providing an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions, Climate Week NYC will show the world there are clear opportunities and many benefits in joining the global ‘clean revolution’.

This year, Climate Week NYC will be the collaborative space for all related events in support of the UN Climate Summit. We will be home to over 60 events, activities and high-profile meetings taking place across NYC’s five boroughs.

More information at www.climateweeknyc.org.
 

One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit

Early Bird Registration for this year’s One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit is open with reduced rates! Join the 5th annual event September 15 – 17, in Kansas City. Invited keynotes include: President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson and U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Spotlight Communities will drive the national conversation on water as the centerpiece for urban sustainability, developing green infrastructure and resource recovery. Attendees and presenters will reflect the broad scope of stakeholders needed to rethink and renew our cities with resilience for a changing climate. Join water leaders, sustainability directors, transportation, parks and recreation officials, as well as business leaders, non-profit organizations, and regulators as we drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability.

For more information and to register, click here.

Making Waves in Conservation: 69th SWCS International Annual Conference

The 69th Annual International Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society takes place this July in Lombard, Illinois.

From the Great Lakes to the coast, our use of the land impacts major bodies of water. Whether it be the large freshwater lakes of the United States and Canada, the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean; or the other lakes, seas, and oceans of the world, these terminal waters tell the story of what is happening upstream. This year, we consider challenges and progress in nutrient management, erosion and sediment control, nonpoint source and watershed policy, and other issues influencing the health and productivity of our soils and large water bodies. We have an opportunity to reflect upon decades of hard work and to acknowledge the progress of land managers, farmers, advisors, and scientists. We can also recognize failure and emerging problems, with a focus on innovatively moving forward to develop and implement best practices and improve outcomes. Collectively we can make waves in conservation by coming together to share ideas, explore opportunities, and face the challenge of our life on land and its impact on water.

For more information and to register, click here.  

Addressing Drought and Water Scarcity: Solutions for Safeguarding the Global Food System in the 21st Century

Agriculture is feeling the brunt of prolonged droughts at home and abroad. While California, Colorado, and Texas are having one of the worst droughts on record, numerous other countries are also dealing with water shortages, including Brazil, northern India, northern China, south and central Australia, and every European nation around the Black Sea.

With 70% of fresh water resources already used for agriculture, new challenges from population growth and changing weather patterns will create greater strains on the global food supply. Please join us to discuss the latest impacts of the California drought and the broader implications of a world facing water scarcity.

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Webinar: U.S. Corporate Water Risks: Closing the Gap between Concern and Action

A 2014 survey of major U.S. corporations by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global found that 60% of companies believe water challenges will negatively affect business growth and profitability within five years. More than 80% said it will affect their decision on where to locate facilities. This is a stark increase from five years ago, when fewer than 20% of responding companies were concerned about water risks. During this one-hour webinar, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, Pacific Institute, VOX Global, and WASH Advocates, attendees will discuss these findings and explore the gap between concern and action. Attendees will hear private sector case studies, as well as steps companies can take to identify water risks and opportunities, and how to make the business case for action.

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3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

The Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology is a meeting of stream ecologists held approximately every five years aiming to further the scientific study of stream ecosystems in urban landscapes. In 2014, the third symposium will be held in Portland in the days preceding the joint meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The theme of SUSE3 will be mechanisms: both in the broad sense of landscape-scale drivers of ecological change and in the detailed sense of small-scale drivers of in-stream biotic response. At the broad scale, the symposium aims to further our understanding of variation in dominant mechanisms in different regions of the globe.

Preregistration and abstract submission are now available by clicking HERE. As of 03/01/2014 some computers have been experiencing trouble accessing the portal. If you experience trouble, please contact us at the email address below.

Feel free to contact the organizing committee at urbanstreamssymposium@gmail.com or contact anyone on the organizing committee directly using the contact info found on the organizing committee page.

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Accelerating Sustainability: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains

You slashed your water consumption. You shrank your energy bill. You improved efficiencies in your supply chain. Now what? It’s time to put sustainability to work for your business. Join us on May 6 to learn innovative sustainability strategies that can enhance your brand, cut cost, and grow revenue faster and at greater scale.

Register for the event here.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Accelerating Sustainability Forum, in partnership with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and SustainAbility, we will bring together some of the greatest minds and proven practitioners from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to explore two approaches — enhanced, scaled collaboration and sustainability-driven innovation. These concepts are redefining what businesses can achieve around energy and water use that delivers shared value for your business, society, and the environment. Through visionary speakers, action-oriented sessions, and ample networking opportunities, you will work with other sustainability leaders to refine the partnerships, tools, and techniques you need to create the energy and water solutions to accelerate transformative change.

View the latest agenda here.

Featured keynote speakers include Mary Grace Anderson (Shell Upstream Americas), Hugh Welsh (DSM North America), David Melancon (Benjamin Moore & Co.), Brodi Fontenot (U.S. Department of Transportation), Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby (United States Marine Corps – Retired), and Rose McKinney-James (Energy Works Consulting LLC)

Green Infrastructrue and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas

Urbanization, the change of forest and agricultural lands to concentrated development, is proceeding at an unprecedented pace. The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Impervious surface, such as roadways and rooftops are now estimated to cover approximately 10% of the earth’s land mass, is concentrated in these urban areas and dramatically influences stormwater flows, the delivery of pollutants to receiving water bodies, and ultimately the condition of world’s rivers, lakes and estuaries. Present trends in urbanization are expected to continue, amplifying the stormwater problem.

Green infrastructure, at site specific and regional scales, is being promoted as an effective and efficient means of regulating the stormwater flows and pollutant loading, while providing multiple environmental and health and well-being benefits that support sustainability. Despite these added benefits, municipal leaders face significant challenges when attempting to implement green infrastructure strategies in new and existing development.

The purpose of this conference is to engage researchers, engineers, planners, government policy makers, and other stakeholders in developing options and solutions that result in wider implementation of green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater in our growing metropolitan regions.

Conference Themes:

  1. Defining the range of benefits of green-infrastructure practices;
  2. Identifying barriers to implementing these practices;
  3. Evaluating options and opportunities for funding, financing and valuing green infrastructure; and
  4. Developing practical actions that government, communities and others can take to promote greater implementation of green infrastructure to address urban stormwater.

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Private Sector and Biodiversity-Based Innovation: Looking Forward

This high-level meeting aims at identifying the type of interventions the GEF should engage with the private sector (including support for enabling policy environments, financial assistance, corporate alliances, and capacity building/incuabtion for innovation) to make the agreements on the use of genetic resources under the provisions of the Nagoya Protocol a reality.

The event is convened by The Global Environment Facility (GEF), in cooperation with the ABS Capacity Development Initiative & the Union for Ethical BioTrade. An event funded byteh Nagoya Protocol Implementaion Fund (NPIF) and the GEF.

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Mitigation and Conservation Banking Class, University of California Davis

Learn about the exciting new field of wetland mitigation banking and species conservation banking with an intensive one day workshop on the legal, technical and financial aspects of habitat banking, which includes a field trip to an existing mitigation bank. Learn about the regulatory and legal history establishing mitigation banks and the current rules and practices that govern their operation. Explore the technical aspects such as site selection, watershed and species planning, project permitting, construction planning, credit evaluations and maintenance and monitoring issues. Gain an understanding of the business of banking including the financial assessments, market assessments and demand projections and the how-to’s of sales and marketing.

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ISTF Forest Finance Innovation Prize Contest

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) is delighted to invite you to participate in our 1st Annual ISTF Innovation Prize: The Forest Finance Innovation Prize. The prize contest will take place at the 20th Annual ISTF Conference at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, to be held on January 30, 2014 – ­‐ February 1, 2014.

 
Objective
Inspired on  the conference’s  theme “Forest as  Capital: Top- ­‐down  and bottom- ­‐up finance  approaches to conserve tropical forests”, the ISTF Forest Finance Innovation Prize aims to bring to attention practical  and  strategic  finance initiatives designed to conserve tropical forest ecosystems and that answer either (but not limited to) of the following:
 
  • What  tools  can  transform  traditional  donor- ­‐backed  conservation  to  financially  sustainable  conservation  and livelihoods?
  • What   are   practical   methods   that   can   be   incorporated   into   private   investment   in   the   tropics   (agricultural commodities, mining, timber extraction, etc.) that can ensure permanent conservation value?
  • How  can  sustainably- ­‐sourced  forest  products  find  markets  in  their  country  of  origin  and  not  be  dependent  on export?
Criteria
  • Project must be implementable and address an issue of forest conservation in the tropics.
  • Project  will  be  judged  on  originality,  potential  of  environmental  impact,  social  inclusiveness  and  respect,  and economic  soundness.
  • The project must have a local institution involved (ex: project developer, implementer, sponsor, collaborators).
  • Project team needs to show they are qualified to execute the project and/or have identified potential collaborators; multidisciplinary project teams are encouraged.
  • Preliminary field testing or pilot studies are encouraged.
  • Exceptional projects in vision but less developed in practice will be recognized in a separate award category (but may not eligible for travel and prize money).
Eligibility
Forest Conservation initiatives in any stage of development, from any sector, (academia, non- ­‐profit, business, governmental) scale, and tropical region are eligible. A local institution from the region of project implementation must be involved.
 
Selection and award
Projects will be judged by a review panel consisting of representatives of foundation donors, project investors and developers, environmental  economics  experts,  applied researchers,  and financial consultants,  together  with the ISTF team. The committee will select 3 finalists to present their initiatives at the ISTF Conference at Yale, with conference fees, transportation, and lodging costs covered. Finalists must be at  the  Yale  School  of  Forestry  &  Environmental Studies from January 31 to February 1. The winning proposal will be announced during the  conference  awards ceremony on February 1 and awarded with a monetary prize of US$5,000, generously provided by the Andrew Sabin Family  Foundation.

To apply:

Submit a concept note with the following information:
  • Proponent(s)’ name(s), affiliation(s), address, telephone, and e- ­‐mail address
  • 1 paragraph abstract
  • Problem  statement
  • Project’s  localization
  • Description of proposed forest finance initiative, with no more than 2 (two) pages Send concept note electronically by Friday, November 15, 2013 to: istf@yale.edu .
Timeline:
 
November 15, 2013: Deadline for submissions of concept note
November 27, 2013: Announcement of 3 finalists
November 27 to December 5, 2013: Finalists travel arrangements January 31, 2014: Finalists oral presentation
February 1, 2014: Winner announcement and awards
 
Contact information:
Desirée Lopes at desiree.lopes@yale.edu
Matthew Bare at matthew.bare@yale.edu
 
 

Argus California Carbon Summit 2013

 Understand how to manage California’s complex carbon market:

Have you previously attended various conferences that described the Carbon Cap-and-Trade rules, regulations, and program structure? Are you ready to make meaningful business  decisions, implement hedge strategies or participate in auctions? Are you asking yourself the question “Now that Cap-and-Trade is here, what should I do about it? How does it affect my  business? How can I hedge my exposure? Can my company benefit from knowing the market?”

Join us for informative sessions that will address the business and transactional aspects of the  Cap-and-Trade program including the dynamics of procuring carbon allowances at auction and  in the secondary market, offset procurement and strategies, managing regulatory and market changes, among many other relevant topics.

Why attend the carbon conference?

  • Learn about innovative market products to help manage the risks of allowances and offsets
  • Network with key carbon market participants including covered entities and intermediaries
  • Understand how different entities look at program and hedge management
  • Understand key developments to watch and expect as Cap-and-Trade enters its second compliance year
  • Hear expert opinion on regulatory and market issues and challenges, and how these issues may impact market prices
  • Participate in hands-on strategy implementation in auction theory and a “mock” auction
  • Interact with major market participants through one-on-one breakout sessions

Argus California Carbon Summit 2013

 Understand how to manage California’s complex carbon market:

Have you previously attended various conferences that described the Carbon Cap-and-Trade rules, regulations, and program structure? Are you ready to make meaningful business decisions, implement hedge strategies or participate in auctions? Are you asking yourself the question “Now that Cap-and-Trade is here, what should I do about it? How does it affect my business? How can I hedge my exposure? Can my company benefit from knowing the market?”
 
Join us for informative sessions that will address the business and transactional aspects of the Cap-and-Trade program including the dynamics of procuring carbon allowances at auction and in the secondary market, offset procurement and strategies, managing regulatory and market changes, among many other relevant topics.
 
Why attend the carbon conference?
 
  • Learn about innovative market products to help manage the risks of allowances and offsets
  • Network with key carbon market participants including covered entities and intermediaries
  • Understand how different entities look at program and hedge management
  • Understand key developments to watch and expect as Cap-and-Trade enters its second compliance year
  • Hear expert opinion on regulatory and market issues and challenges, and how these issues may impact market prices
  • Participate in hands-on strategy implementation in auction theory and a “mock” auction
  • Interact with major market participants through one-on-one breakout sessions
 
Please contact Antonette Jones at antonette.jones@argusmedia.com and be sure to mention you saw this event listing on Ecosystem Marketplace to receive a 10% discount off registration fees.
 

Ecosystem Services and Markets Class, University of California Davis

Explore the innovative field of ecosystem services and learn how these habitat-based markets can provide new revenues streams to traditional open space, forest and agricultural lands. Learn about the different rules and regulations that have created these new markets and the tools used to value them. Explore the different markets from wetland mitigation adn endangered species conservation banks, water quality markets and carbon trading.

Obtain hands-on tools to assess and develop these types of habitat based alternative revenue generators. This class is designed to provide planners, appraisers, land attorneys, real estate professionals, land trust and government land managers with the ecological tools and the economic models to assess the viability of creating real economic value with an emphasis on today’s income generating markets for protecting and preserving the environment.

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5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

The SER2013 World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change responses, biodiversity conservation, local and indigenous communities, environmental policy and sustainable livelihoods.

SER2013 is the 5th World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration.

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SER2013

The SER2013 will be held from Oct 6-11, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The conference will bring together more than 1,500 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration. There will be four days of concurrent sessions organized around ecological restoration as it relates to topics such as natural resource management, climate change responses, biodiversity conservation, local and indigenous communities, environmental policy and sustainable livelihoods, and more. The conference will feature world-renowned keynote and plenary speakers as well as numerous symposia, training workshops, concurrent scientific sessions and field trips. There will be quite a bit of focus on ecosystem services and the economics of restoration and conservation.  

For more information on this event, click here  

WEF Stormwater Congress

The inaugural WEF Stormwater Congress, taking place in Chicago on October 5-9, 2013, is an exciting place to engage with leaders in the stormwater sector and is a unique opportunity to be part of something innovative and different at WEFTEC. Because this audience and topic is growing rapidly, and has a long and successful history at WEFTEC, WEF has expanded the offerings and created an integrated event, the Stormwater Congress. Combining the strong history of WEFTEC with new programs, events, and networking opportunities, the Stormwater Congress is sure to spotlight this important topic and bring new audiences together to provide input on policy discussions and focus on innovative approaches and ideas required to meet the challenges of today and beyond.

The Congress encompasses all pressing aspects of stormwater management in unique sessions, a luncheon, exhibits, a mobile session, a technical tour, and other exciting ways to network with colleagues in the stormwater industry. Below are descriptions of each of these exciting and dynamic Congress features.

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WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is the largest urban-water efficiency conference of its kind in the world. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and numerous forward-thinking organizations, the 6th annual WSI will be held October 2-4, 2013, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Last year, WSI drew more than 900 participants from 34 states and the District of Columbia, as well as seven foreign nations. This year, as it has for the last five years, WSI will feature featured a full slate of comprehensive professional sessions and an expo hall highlighting the latest in water-efficient products and services. The event also will feature several affordable pre-show workshops (which are not included with the WSI registration fee) on Tuesday, October 1.

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WEF/IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2013: Trends in Resource Recovery and Use

The Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association, in cooperation with the British Columbia Water & Waste Association and the Water Environment Research Foundation are pleased to announce a Specialty Conference covering the latest research and experience in all management aspects of nutrient removal.

An important focus of this conference includes issues related to integrated nutrient management approaches for the beneficial and sustainable operation of wastewater facilities worldwide; the sustainable design, construction, and operation of sophisticated nutrient removal processes: including greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints; energy efficiency, recovery, and reuse; sidestream treatment; nutrient recovery; chemical usage; and the development and application of sustainability metrics. Further information on the program can be viewed on the technical draft program list above.

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International Congress for Conservation Biology 2013

The biennial International Congress for Conservation Biology is recognized as the most important global meeting for conservation professionals and students.

The congress features a dynamic scientific program with more than 100 cutting edge symposia, workshops, posters, and focus groups; countless networking opportunities, fantastic field trips, and world-renowned speakers.

The 26th ICCB takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Chesapeake Bay is the world’s most productive estuary and the region is rich in cultural and historical heritage and conservation challenges and success stories.

If you have questions about ICCB, including the Calls for Proposals, email John Cigliano, chair of the Local Organizing Committee.

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National Roundtable on New Tools for Water Quality Trading: Trading and Beyond

It’s been a decade since EPA’s Water Quality Trading Policy was established. Financial, regulatory and demographic challenges and opportunities underscore the need for innovative tools and market-based strategies. The U.S. Water Alliance’s Business Advisory Council will convene key policy makers, industry leaders, agriculture, environmental groups, and others to discuss practices and policies for advancing market-based solutions aimed at accelerating the cleanup up of impaired waters around the Nation on July 18 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The dialogue will highlight advances made in trading over the past decade, continuing concerns, and the future of trading based on growing needs, new technologies, developing standards, and greater transparency and accountability. Is it time for updating and improving a national water quality trading policy based on lessons to date? How do we find common ground on the best ways to accelerate the pace of environmental progress?

Please join us around a large and diverse table to share insights and explore opportunities for water’s future. Click here for more information.

California’s Cap-and-Trade: Strategies for Effective Market Participation

Please join the American Carbon Registry (ACR) and Marten Law on July 17 in Sacramento for a one-day symposium on California’s cap-and-trade program.

 
The symposium will provide up-to-date information on generating, acquiring, and trading California compliance instruments. It will take place the day preceding ARB’s “Proposed Amendments to the California Cap-and-Trade Program” public workshop.
 
Stakeholders at both ends of the carbon value chain — regulated entities that need to acquire and retire compliance instruments and unregulated entities with assets that may be used to generate offsets — will benefit from presentations about how the carbon market works, who are the stakeholders and what roles they play, how to manage risks in the market, and the benefits and long-term implications of different compliance strategies.
 
This one day symposium features presentations from ACR and Marten Law, as well as expert panels of highly regarded industry leaders. The format of the symposium will provide ample opportunity to network and receive answers to your questions.
 
More information about the workshop, including a detailed agenda and a registration link, coming soon.

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Webinar: ACR Methodology for Emissions Reductions in Rice Management Systems – California and Mid-South Modules

1:00 – 2:30 EST / 10:00 – 11:30 PST  

Space is limited, so REGISTER NOW for this free webinar
Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) has approved a voluntary carbon offset methodology for Emission Reductions in Rice Management Systems, applicable to Agricultural Land Management (ALM) project activities that involve a change in rice cultivation practices.  
 
Developed by Terra Global Capital LLC with support from Applied Geosolutions LLC, the Environmental Defense Fund and the California Rice Commission, the methodology is modular in structure, lending itself to applicability in rice-growing regions around the world.  
 
The methodology as currently approved by ACR includes a regional calibration module for eligible activities in California. ACR is seeking stakeholder feedback on an expansion of the methodology to include eligible activities in Mid-South rice production.  
 
Join the ACR webinar to learn more about and provide feedback to ACR on the methodology. Presentations will be made by Terra Global Capital, Environmental Defense Fund, Applied Geosolutions and ACR.  Please direct any questions regarding webinar registration to Paul Burman at pburman@winrock.org.
 
 
 
 

 

 
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