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6 Ways We’re Putting Nature into the Equation

6 Ways We’re Putting Nature into the Equation | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

If you’ve been following any of the media coverage leading up to Rio+20, you’ve probably seen terms like “natural capital,” “green economy,” and “green accounting” being thrown around a lot. We’re guilty of getting immersed in this language too — but what does it all mean? What will a nation — or indeed, an entire planet — with a “green economy” actually look like?

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Highlights, Friday, 15 June 2012, Rio de ...

Boccucci said the REDD regime can help facilitate public sector funding through the Green Climate Fund and this will reduce barriers to entry for the private sector. He highlighted green economy transitions as a means to ...
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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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Work in Progress: Ecosystem Service Tools Overview

Work in Progress: Ecosystem Service Tools Overview | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Thought I’d share an overview I’ve been working on to simplify the expanding suite of tools available to identify, measure, value and track ecosystem services. This overview is written ...

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In Economic Crisis, Conservation Funding More Important Than Ever

In Economic Crisis, Conservation Funding More Important Than Ever | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Two years ago in Nagoya, Japan, 193 countries meeting for the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on 20 targets to reduce global pressures on our natural world.
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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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Unsung Heroes: Corporate Sustainability Officers | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Unsung Heroes: Corporate Sustainability Officers | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
For a growing number of companies, going green is now a core business strategy. What do these companies leading the way in environmental sustainability have in common?
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Mitigation | Offsetting | Planning | Ecosulis | Ecosulis

Good to see the planning/consultancy community showing interest in the topic.


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Endangered-species truce faces big test from little sand dunes lizard

Endangered-species truce faces big test from little sand dunes lizard | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Year-long cease-fire between those on both sides of the Endangered Species Act is in jeopardy.
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Call for proposal Zoo Boise Conservation Fund

Deadline- June 30, 2012 Zoo Boise is expanding its focus towards conservation - from not only caring for the animals within zoo grounds, but towards helping animals in their natural environments.  This is in response to the growing extinction crisis...
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Climate Investment Funds Monitor 5 (Bretton Woods Project)

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 5 (Bretton Woods Project) | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The World Bank-housed CIFs are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds – the CTF and the SCF. The SCF is an overarching fund aimed at piloting new development approaches. It consists of three targeted programmes: PPCR, FIP and SREP. So far donors have pledged $4.3 billion to the CTF and $1.9 billion to the SCF. This edition of the CIFs Monitor outlines recent developments at the CIFs and collates ongoing concerns over their operation.
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Children & Nature Network Receives $100,000 Grant From Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund - Children & Nature Network (C&NN)

Children & Nature Network Receives $100,000 Grant From Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund - Children & Nature Network (C&NN) | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) received a $100,000 grant last Friday from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) for its work to protect nature and inspire lifelong conservation values. The award was presented during the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration, a three-day event held at Walt Disney World Resort which recognizes the importance of connecting kids to nature and the organizations leading this effort.

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Funbio presents compensation fund to EFWG

The CFA Environmental Funds Working Group held its monthly meeting last April 11th, 2012. Camila Monteiro, Communication and Network Coordinator, and Luiza Muccillo, Project Manager, presented the Funbio experience in managing compensation payments with the Fundo Mata Atlântica.

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Online Finance Degree Resources

Online Finance Degree Resources | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Some interesting basic resources on finances and more innovative financing techniques.  Aimed at students but a good start.

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Building the Social Pillar of Sustainability

Twenty years ago, when the 1992 Earth Summit was held in Brazil, social networking, smartphones, the Internet and email were hardly as ubiquitous as they are today.
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REDD in the news: 4-10 June 2012

REDD in the news: 4-10 June 2012 | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
A round up of the week’s news on REDD, in chronological order with short extracts (click on the title for the full article). REDD-Monitor’s news page (REDD in the news) is updated regularly.
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Out of Africa: What the Gaborone Declaration Could Mean for Rio+20 | Conservation International Blog

Out of Africa: What the Gaborone Declaration Could Mean for Rio+20 | Conservation International Blog | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Last week's sustainable development summit in Botswana was remarkable for four reasons.
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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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Scientists Fuel Future Research With Crowdfunding

Scientists Fuel Future Research With Crowdfunding | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Modern technology has enabled anyone with an internet connection to communicate to people all over the world and access virtually limitless information.  One such creative innovation, crowdfunding, a relatively new phenomenon that uses the Internet to source funding from anyone who believes in the cause.
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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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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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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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Mitigation banking growing in West Virginia

Mitigation banking growing in West Virginia | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

An interesting prspective of the challenges biodiversity offsets face in America. Competition is not only between banks, but also between banks and other forms of mitigation.


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Heroes of Go Zero: The North Face

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An interesting business approach to nature conservation.  The Go Zero project works like this: when asked to conserve high priority lands for one of their partners such as the National Park Service or a state wildlife agency, they use their Revolving Fund to acquire the land and hold it until the public agency can buy it back from us. Upon repayment, they return the money to the fund and it is ready for the next land conservation project. Dollar for dollar, their Revolving Fund has protected more land than any other land conservation vehicle. Click on link to main website for more info.

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Mercedes-Benz USA And The Conservation Fund Announce Latest

In a classic red barn in upstate New York, near the banks of the Hudson River, Jason Roskey makes the kind of furniture you remember. With a creative hand and environmental conscience, Roskey turns salvaged walnut and maple into exquisite tables, chests and soon-to-be heirlooms. 

 

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and the nonprofit Conservation Fund have joined forces to back Fern Studios with a $7,500 loan, intended to foster the company's vision for creating hand-crafted artisan furniture made from sustainably sourced American hardwoods.

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