Kelli Barrett

Brazilian Ecosystem Services Matrix Brings Transparency To Environmental Finance

Brazil is not only a hotbed of ecosystem services, it’s also testing grounds for the market-like payments for ecosystem services approach to conserve and manage these natural services. And now, a new initiative launching this week provides a comprehensive way to track, understand and scale these programs using an interactive mapping and database system.   5…

High-Risk African Nations Ratcheting Up Support For Results-Based Finance

The African Carbon Forum wrapped up last week in Morocco with calls to beef up funding for results-based finance and improve existing market-like mechanisms, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, as the eight-month countdown to year-end talks in Paris begins. 21 April 2015 | Africa generates very little in the way of greenhouse gas emissions,…

Venturing Into Uncharted Territory: Applying Net Positive Impacts For Biodiversity In Forestry And Agriculture

For many land-use sectors, the mitigation hierarchy is an effective way to manage the possible loss of biodiversity that comes with development. However, it isn’t used in several significant sectors like agriculture and forestry. That may be changing as new research finds that using the hierarchy can lead to net positive impacts for biodiversity within…