Presented by the American Forest Foundation and the World Resources Institute

[!]Update[/!]: Resources from this event are available here.

Conference Summary

Using markets to protect and restore ecosystems – and the many services they provide – is gradually becoming a reality. But what are the critical elements for success? What progress has been made? What still needs to be done? What are the remaining challenges?

At this 3rd annual national conference, presented by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute, you will hear from national and regional experts, innovators, and hands-on users of these evolving market models in a dialogue about:

  • Recent progress in developing markets
  • What transactions can be done now
  • Strategies for scaling markets
  • How these markets will affect family forests and other landowners
  • How state and regional efforts can merge into a common model

Join market designers, regulators, buyers, sellers, investors, NGOs, resource professionals, and other service providers in addressing these and other emerging issues. Topics will include:

  • The state of market development
  • The business opportunity
  • Regional perspectives
  • Multi-credit markets and bundling
  • Policy issues in market design
  • Making regulatory markets work
  • Progress in developing market tools
  • Moving forward with voluntary markets
  • Case studies of actual projects & lessons learned

More information available here.

Who Should Attend

Environmental service providers - Property developers - Forest & farm owners and managers - Natural resource agencies - Industrial facility managers - Consultants, engineers, lawyers - Wastewater & water district managers - Financiers & Investors - Federal land managers - Ecosystem researchers - Local planners & regulators - Public interest groups