ILCN ELCN Earth Day Online Plenary
On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, the ILCN/ELCN Earth Day Plenary highlights the importance of leadership at all levels of society – from national, subnational, and local government to civic and grassroots initiatives – to protect natural and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Greater Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment
The Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
The purpose of this report is to suggest that a coordinated and more integrated approach to conservation and economic development in the Greater Quabbin is not only feasible, but also holds considerable promise.
Environmental Impact Bonds
Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
This paper serves as the environmental response to a McKinsey & Company paper on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) issued in May 2012. SIBs are the “hot topic” in the world of impact investing, yet few are discussing the possibility of applying the SIB model to environmental causes.
Conservation Easements in the U.S. and Abroad: Reflections and Views toward the Future
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
In 2012, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sponsored a panel at an international conference on agriculture and forestry to expose U.S. practice with land trusts and conservation easements, and to ask questions about the transferability of the U.S. experience to other countries.
One Backyard: The First National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Land Lines
This article is written in response to the First National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation in October, 2014. Landscape-level conservation—the term is still relatively new—is a different way of making sense of the world, and of assessing and nurturing its health.
Expanding Horizons; Highlights from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Report Partners: Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, National Park Service Stewardship Institute, Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment
This report is designed to summarize key facets and findings from the field of large landscape conservation, as discussed in the National Workshop of Large Landscape Conservation, Washington D.C. in October 2014.
Shortfalls and Solutions for Meeting National and Global Conservation Area Targets
Conservation Letters; A Journal for the Society for Conservation Biology
The existing Protected Area network needs only an additional 3.3 million square kilometers to achieve 17% global terrestrial coverage. Such extensive and rapid expansion of formal Protected Areas is unlikely to be achievable. Greater focus is therefore needed on alternative approaches, including community- and privately managed sites.
State of the Rainforest Report
GRID Arendal, A Centre Collaborating with UNEP
This is the third "State of the Rainforest" report published by the Rainforest Foundation Norway. It details stories of how communities actively protect their forests, and underscores that solutions for the global problem of tropical deforestation must be built on local experiences.
Conservation Finance Moving beyond donor funding toward an investor-driven approach
This report shows that there are many unexploited private sector investment opportunities to increase conservation finance and deliver maximum conservation impacts while, at the same time, generating returns for investors.
Investigating the Scalable Models of the Future
A 2014 meeting hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco brought together leading practitioners to discuss successful conservation finance deals and innovative transactional structures. The focus was on ideas that are scalable and repeatable and that generate returns for investors. The goal of the workshop was to facilitate the ...
Investing in Conservation; A Landscape Assessment of an emerging market
As the impact investment market has grown in recent years, so has the research coverage across sectors and thematic areas of focus. This report presents the first study of the market for conservation-related impact investments.