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A photo of the Lower Brule reservation, courtesy Jerry Huddleston via Flickr Creative Commons.

Take in the view of the Lower Brule reservation, courtesy Jerry Huddleston via Flickr Creative Commons. 

Yale Forest Forum Highlights: Carbon Projects for Indigenous Forest Owners

Bryan Van Stippen’s talk started with an assertion: Tribal nations must “not let their natural resource assets benefit others before they benefit their own communities.” The National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC) views carbon projects as both economic development and natural resource stewardship opportunities in response to historic extraction and theft.
The Connecticut Green Bank sees potential for capital flows from greenspace like this New Haven park.

Connecticut's Green Bank Seeks Leader for Financing Natural Capital

States around the nation are changing laws to clarify and speed up financing for natural climate solutions. Now Green Bank CEO Bryan Garcia and his team are looking for a senior team member to crystallize and underwrite the strategy. Garcia says it’d be the first time the green bank has...
(Photo by Mark Pouley via Creative Commons) The Skagit Valley in a reconsidered light.

Making conservation relevant for a broader community, considering new sources of funding, and protecting landscape: practice can incorporate all of these in a cycle. 

Placing Fairness at the Root: Three Case Studies in Conservation Finance Justice

Environmental justice in land conservation requires practitioners to slow down and consider the foundations that exclude or enable relationships with and control over land. The following stories highlight three organizations using conservation finance strategies to advance environmental justice outcomes. In each story, participants have asked: why is this so?

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