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Hot Air: World Bank Group Environment Strategy 2012 – 2022

Rather than waiting on the outcomes of Rio+20, the World Bank has announced just announced it’s new environment strategy for the next decade. The full document can be downloaded here. Here are some very rough notes, on first reading, for anyone who's interested in this type of thing:
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CIFOR Forests News Blog » Bonn climate talks: Forest-rich nations ...

CIFOR Forests News Blog » Bonn climate talks: Forest-rich nations ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Discussions on how mitigation and adaptation funds will be raised and used in the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol from 2013-2020 will be key during the climate change talks in Bonn to ensure that REDD+ can move forward. Forest-rich nations cannot wait much longer without progress in financing, said an expert..
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Involving the Tourism Sector in Biodiversity Conservation Planning | Lorton Consulting

Involving the Tourism Sector in Biodiversity Conservation Planning | Lorton Consulting | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Sustainable tourism has the capability of being a feasible tool for biodiversity conservation by providing economic alternatives for communities to engage in other than destructive livelihood activities, creating new revenue streams to support conservation through user fee systems and other mechanisms, and building constituencies that support conservation priorities by exposing tourists, communities, and governments to the value of protecting unique natural ecosystems...
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Watershed period for climate finance – Innovative leadership required

Watershed period for climate finance – Innovative leadership required | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The financing of climate action has entered a watershed period. Either the momentum in favour of a substantial global fund to support both mitigation and adaptation efforts internationally– encouraged by the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP17 – will be sustained, or it will wither on the vine, suffocated by a lack of political will, inadequate institutional capacity and the inclement economic environment in developed countries...
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Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program - San Jose Mercury News

Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program - San Jose Mercury News | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

For the past 10 years, California has struggled with huge budget deficits and wrenching cuts. Suddenly, however, the state is poised to raise billions from an unusual new source: the proceeds from its landmark global warming law.


The windfall could come as soon as this fall, when state officials are set to begin auctioning off pollution credits to oil refineries, power plants and other major polluters as part of a new "cap-and-trade" system.


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CI at 25: Thinking — and Funding — Outside the Box

CI at 25: Thinking — and Funding — Outside the Box | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Nature, like everything it provides us, is invaluable — but protecting it isn’t free. Choosing conservation over exploitation presents a real opportunity cost, and protecting, restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems require significant manpower and resources. But since we all rely on a healthy planet for our well-being, there’s no greater investment we can make.
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After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Kyoto enshrined the principle that developed countries must reduce emissions while developing countries may not. This made sense in the 1990s, but not today, when fast-growing developing countries contribute over half of global emissions and slow-growing industrial nations question why they should bear the greater burden. Negotiators haven’t agreed on a new formula. No one expects great progress in Durban.
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DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ...

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
At stake in Durban is a whole lot of green or red or grey, depending on your country’s color of currency. The 100 billion dollar Green Climate Fund is supposed to be finalized and Kyoto 2.0 is supposed to do something about all those flatulent cows who are dooming the planet. It’s a serious problem, not because there are mobs of polar bears windsurfing on melting glaciers down to Hawaii, but because a whole lot of influential people who got in on the ground floor of Global Warming Scam 1.0 are about to lose their tie dyed shirts.
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Realising a 'Green Economy': A view from the South.

Realising a 'Green Economy': A view from the South. | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The European Union has been using all means necessary to fill the multi- billion-euro fund for climate change, including the controversial mobilisation of public resources through private financial intermediaries.
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Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries

Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
China and India may have to make bigger carbon emissions commitments as EU climate chief says Kyoto model is outdated...

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Jamaicans set to put an economic value on a threatened mangrove site

Jamaicans set to put an economic value on a threatened mangrove site | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The Windsor Research Centre (WRC) is implementing a project to engage the people of Jamaica in the conservation and protection of the Coral Spring-Mountain Spring Protected Area (CPMSPA) and its mangrove habitat.
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Lessons from Starbucks: Building a sustainable supply chain

Lessons from Starbucks: Building a sustainable supply chain | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Eight years since the launch of its Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices commitment, Starbucks is ready to share some of the lessons its learned along the way to greener supply chains.
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TNC makes business case for water and green growth

TNC makes business case for water and green growth | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The conversation about water has moved on and is now about the role natural resources play in providing smart, sustainable solutions...

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CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit

CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

The CFA Environmental Funds Tool Kit was presented last November 9 at the 13th RedLAC General Assembly in Paramaribo, Suriname. CFA member María José González (Mar Fund) and CFA Secretary Fernanda Barbosa (Funbio) presented this web based tool to the 90+ attendees and received positive feedback from users.

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People and biodiversity: does REDD+ benefit both?

People and biodiversity: does REDD+ benefit both? | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

A global webinar this week – attended by 160 people from 44 different countries – marked the launch of a user-friendly manual that enables REDD+ project proponents to carry out cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessments (SBIA).

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Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections

Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Delegates at the conference will also be hammering out the details of a plan to administer the Green Climate Fund, money that is to help poor countries deal with climate change. The fund is expected to grow over the next ...
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