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Offsets and Compensation for Global Infrastructure Development

Between 2015 and 2030, an estimated $90 trillion will need to be spent on new infrastructure assets, in order for transportation networks, energy, utilities, and other essential systems to keep pace with projected demand.[1] That is more than the value of the entire existing global infrastructure stock today. Two-thirds of it is needed in developing […]

State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016

11 January 2017 | New York | The private sector channeled $8.2 billion (B) of private capital into investments that seek measurable environmental benefits – in addition to financial returns – between 2004 and 2015 according to a report released today by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. The report, which builds upon the 2014 report Investing […]

An Atlas of Ecosystem Markets in the United States

Today’s natural resource managers and policy makers operate in a rapidly changing landscape. Decision makers must contend with biophysical shifts from development and climate change, as well as changes in economic development patterns and social values, like growing interest in renewable energy and market-based conservation. To make sound decisions, leaders need a comprehensive and continually […]

2011 Update

This report is a companion paper to the initial “State of Biodiversity Markets” that highlights key developments over the past year. The report finds that global interest in biodiversity offsets and compensation continued to develop in 2010 – somewhat surprisingly, given the financial challenges that plague the private and public sectors alike. While there has […]

State of Biodiversity Markets

This report provides the status and trends of biodiversity offset and compensatory mitigation programs by geographical region. In each section, the report summarizes the total active programs and developing activities, and broad metrics like total known payments and land area protected or restored. In each region, we also analyze the characteristics of offset programs—what drives […]

Integrated Solutions

The use of markets and market-based mechanisms to conserve and pay for ecosystem services is a growing global trend that is gaining a solid foothold not just in the carbon markets, but also in biodiversity and water markets. Furthermore, these payments for ecosystem services (PES) are a practice that is no longer solely important to […]

Além do Carbono: Mercados de Água e Biodiversidade

Este livro pretende servir de contexto e apresentar um hist’orico para a confer^encia Katoomba: “Evitando o Desmatamento na Amaz^onia por meio de Mercados de PSE”, realizada em Mato Grosso, Brasil em 2009. A confer^encia ‘e a d’ecima quarta de uma s’erie de confer^encias Katoomba planejadas para incentivar e fortalecer os mercados ambientais no mundo todo.

Beyond Carbon: Biodiversity and Water Markets

It is widely acknowledged that well-functioning ecosystems provide reliable and clean flows of water, productive soils, healthy and balanced biota, and many other services for human well-being. It is also widely documented that today many ecosystems and the services they provide are under threat. The use of markets and market-based mechanisms to conserve and pay […]

The Matrix: Mapping Ecosystem Service Markets

The once-radical concept of saving the environment by documenting the economic value of environmental services and then getting industry to pay is finally catching on – but how is one to keep track of all the new methodologies and concepts? The Ecosystem Marketplace presents The Matrix, a new tool for surveying the ecosystem services landscape. […]

Conservation & Biodiversity Banking

Conservation and Biodiversity Banking is the first comprehensive book on species mitigation banking. It provides practical guidance, tools, case studies, analysis, and insights into endangered species banking in the United States and abroad, and serves a handbook for a broad audience including private landowners, complying industries, regulating agencies, policy makers, bank developers, and interested general […]

Why Invest in Ecosystem Services: A Business Brief from Forest Trends

Growing recognition of the value of ecosystem services creates strategic risks and opportunities for companies. Forest Trends' "Why Invest in Ecosystem Services: A Business Brief from Forest Trends" provides a short overview of these emerging issues, and discusses how investments in ecosystem services can be used as a management tool and can create an array […]

Mitigation News v2.3

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

Mitigation News v2.2

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

Mitigation News v2.1

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

Guidebook to Markets and Commercialization of Forestry CDM projects'

Given the little experience gained on trading CERs from forestry projects, this guide aims at providing information to project developers about markets and commercialization of CERs from forestry projects. The guide takes the reader through the development stages of a CDM forestry project; the specific characteristics of forestry CERs and the demand for this type […]

Banking on Conservation 2007: Species and Wetland Mitigation Banking

Here at the Ecosystem Marketplace, we have been covering the twists, turns and straight-aways of the mitigation/conservation banking industry in 2007. As mitigation banking continues to grow and diversify, we think it is a good time to highlight some of the intelligence we have amassed over the year. In the following pages, we provide a […]