Environmental Defense Fund and Quantified Ventures looked into how environmental impact bonds could help the state of Louisiana fund wetland restoration projects sooner while also involving the private sector in helping finance the projects.
This report examines the key trends that have emerged in the first quarter of 2018, including key findings from the last decade of voluntary carbon project activity and new insights about 2018 first-quarter trends of voluntary carbon offset issuances, transactions and retirements.
A green finance market should grab the opportunity by mobilizing capital, creating incentives for a low-carbon transition and consolidating knowledge, as financial centers like London and Luxembourg are doing.
A pilot program for irrigators in the Colorado River’s upper basin states will not continue past 2018, according to a recent decision by the Upper Colorado River Commission. But water conservation and storage remain a priority.