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Nobody in conservation finance can fly far who flies alone

Photo by Dhrvaraj S, via Flickr Creative Commons. 

Centering People at the Heart of Nature-Based Carbon Projects

Countries and companies are indeed looking to restore forests and other ecosystems to offset carbon output. Nature-based carbon projects protect or restore ecosystems, like a tropical forest in Indonesia, and generate carbon credits based on the emissions avoided or sequestered. Typically, third-party developers put these projects together for implementation by...
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...

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