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 Uniform Conservation Easement Act: Reflections of a Member of the Drafting Committee
Utah Law Review, Utah Environmental Law Review
This article describes the process in which the Uniform Conservation Easement Act (UCEA) was first created in the United States. The UCEA, which the Uniform Law Commission adopted in 1981, has since been adopted in whole or substantial part by almost half of the states in the United States of America, and remains to this day, a landmark c...
NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States
World Resources Institute
This guide, one of the most comprehensive of its kind, threads together the experience and insights of over 50 authors from the front lines of source water protection efforts.
From the Margins to the Mainstream Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors
World Economic Forum
At its Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2012, the World Economic Forum brought together mainstream investors, impact investors and social entrepreneurs to discuss how to harness the potential of impact investing.
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.