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February 15, 2012

$780M eco-system protection fund launch

The Surinamese government has warned donors to stop treating the issue of eco-systems as mere handouts.
John Goedschalk, of Suriname’s Climate Compatible Development Agency, made the call on Monday during the launch of the Guyana Shield Facility, a fund to protect the ecosystems in the Guyana Shield region which includes Guyana, Suriname, Colombia and Brazil.

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February 2nd, 2012

Forest conservation policies: what works and what doesn’t

Policymakers looking to reduce deforestation in their countries have the right tools to do so today, but without a solid foundation in good governance and consistent policies, they will not be successful, said a prominent policy expert.

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05 Jan 2012

Putting a Price on The Real Value of Nature

How do you put a price on the value of nature?

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November 22, 2011

Bhutan Holds a 4-Nation Climate Summit

Keen to guard its ranking as Asia's happiest country, Bhutan has hosted a climate summit and an international symposium accompanied by an exhibition in the Kingdom's capital Thimphu – far away from the hustle and bustle of world's metropolitan cities – in run-up to a landmark UN conference in Dur

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Creating markets to pay for public good offer promise, peril

Over the past 50 years, 60 percent of all ecosystem services have declined as a direct result of the conversion of land to the production of foods, fuels and fibers.

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October 7, 2011

Putting a Price on the Ecosystem With Carbon Credits

How much is a forest worth?

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September 26, 2011

Ecosystem services certification

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06 September 2011

Valuing Nature's Services Today Is an Investment in the Future

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Sustaining forests: investing in our common future

We are pleased to announce the 5th issue of the UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management titled ‘''Sustaining forests: investing in our common future

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July 2011

Buyer, Regulator, and Enabler - The Government's Role in Ecosystem Services Markets

This paper discusses the public sector's role in PES internationally. In general, the public sector's role in ecosystem services markets is both critical, and evolving. The public sector roles are evolving in three distinct ways:


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