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  • The National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference Issues Announcement & Call for Presentations

    Entering its 17th year, the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference is scheduled for Denver, CO, May 6-9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. The 2014 Conference is seeking individual and cohesive panel presentations that offer timely and new information on mitigation banking, conservation, species, habitat banking or ecosystem ...


    By PRWeb

  • Wildlands Gains Approval of Four New Mitigation and Conservation Banks in California

    ROCKLIN, CA - Wildlands, Inc. announces the approval of four new mitigation and conservation banks in Northern California.  With the approval of the Phase III River Ranch Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Conservation Bank, Liberty Island Native Fisheries Conservation Bank, Toad Hill Ranch and River Ranch Wetland Mitigation Banks, Wildlands is ...


    By Wildlands, Inc.

  • RES Opens Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

    Coastal Louisiana Resource, L.L.C. (CLR), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. Located approximately seven miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, the Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank ...

  • Caney Creek Mitigation Bank in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Now Supplying Mitigation Credits

    Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. The Caney Creek Mitigation Bank, located approximately 8 miles west of Mamou, Louisiana, will reestablish over 492 acres of bottomland hardwood and ...

  • World Bank Offers US$250 Million To Aid Bangladesh Cyclone Recovery And Mitigation

    The World Bank has offered up to US$250 million in the aftermath of Cyclone Sidr to help millions of Bangladeshis recover and to strengthen the country’s disaster mitigation systems. “This is a horrible shock to Bangladesh and our sympathies are with the thousands of families who have lost loved ones; with the millions who have lost livelihoods and shelter” said Xian Zhu, World Bank Country ...


    By The World Bank

  • New Wetland Credit Inventory Available in Southwest Louisiana: RES Supplies From Two Mitigation Banks

    Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES) announces a fresh supply of wetland mitigation credits from two of its mitigation banks in southwestern Louisiana: Coastal Louisiana Resources, L.L.C. (CLR) has opened the Bayou St. Clair Mitigation Bank and Third Louisiana Resources, L.L.C. (TLR) has received approval for release of bottomland hardwood and cypress credits from the Petit Bois ...

  • World Bank struggles to prioritize sustainability

    World Bank investment projects fail to dedicate sufficient attention to long-term sustainability, an internal review said last week. Although the world's largest multinational financer has heightened its focus on mitigating environmental degradation and climate change in recent years, the institution places uneven emphasis on the economic benefits of environmental preservation, the assessment ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Leading banks establish the carbon principles

    Three of the world’s leading financial institutions today announced the formation of The Carbon Principles, climate change guidelines for advisors and lenders to power companies in the United States. The Principles were developed in partnership by Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, and in consultation with leading power companies American Electric Power, CMS Energy, DTE Energy, NRG ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mitigation banker Wildlands acquires Acer Environmental

    Wildlands, Inc. (Rocklin, CA), a mitigation and conservation banking firm, announced that it has acquired Acer Environmental, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), a consulting and engineering firm specializing in ecological assessment, permitting, management, and restoration. Acer employs about 20 people at offices in Lawrenceville and Atlanta, Georgia, and in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has completed a ...


    By Wildlands, Inc.

  • US to improve wetland mitigation with better monitoring

    The US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency this week released a new rule to clarify how to provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to the nation's wetlands and streams. The rule will enable the agencies to promote greater consistency, predictability and ecological success of mitigation projects under the Clean Water Act. 'This rule greatly improves ...

  • Cities tackling climate change: a new strategy for mitigation

    Cities are key players in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A new World Bank study has proposed a three-stage plan for mitigating climate change at a local level. Its recommendations include improving urban infrastructure and encouraging lifestyle change, but most importantly, clarity in the way urban GHG inventories are calculated.     Cities are responsible for 80 per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecological Restoration: A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

    The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) issued a position statement on global climate change during its joint conference with the Ecological Society of America (ESA) “Ecological Restoration in a Changing World” held this week in San Jose, CA. The SER position statement has been endorsed by the ESA governing board. An estimated 4,500 people are participating in the meeting. ...

  • World Bank warns of climate finance `desert`

    The availability of finance to help developing countries tackle climate change is drying up, imperiling the international climate talks, the head of the World Bank's sustainable development network has warned. Speaking at Chatham House in London yesterday, Rachel Kyte warned of a "desert" emerging between funds already allocated in 'fast-start' climate finance, such as to the Clean Technology ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World Bank highlights climate-poverty link

    The World Bank says it will increasingly view its efforts to help developing countries fight poverty through a "climate lens." In a report released Wednesday, the international lending institution warned that heat waves, rising seas, more severe storms and other impacts of climate change will trap millions of people in poverty. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Canadian banks rank low on climate change

    According to a report released by Ceres , an environmental investment group, banks around the world need to make significant changes towards their governance of climate change and the environment. The report observed policies and action that the world's 40 largest banks have taken in response to the risks and opportunities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK Green Investment Bank International Pilot

    Further to the statement made on 11 June 2014 by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills I would like to inform Parliament that we have agreed, along with the Secretary of State for International Development, to pursue a new pilot joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to assist in investment of the UK’s International Climate Fund ...

  • West Bank aquifer endangered by untreated sewage

    An important water source for both Israelis and Palestinians is in danger due to pollution from sewage, a new Israeli governmental report stated. About 2.8 million people, including Palestinians and Israeli settlers, live in the West Bank, but 'due to conflicts and economic problems, the effluents of more than two million people do not go through efficient pollution treatment', the report by the ...


    By IRIN

  • The European Investment Bank supporting emissions reduction in Russia

    The loan is the first to be extended by the EIB in Russian roubles and it be used to finance the installation of three new combined heat and power gas turbine units, which will increase electricity and heat production and bring environmental and energy efficiency performance into line with best practice. This loan reflects the European Unions prioritisation and commitment to climate change ...


    By Climate Action

  • Canadian banks improving on climate change policies

    Canada’s five largest banks have all acknowledged the significance of global climate change, but all are moving at different rates to implement their environmental policies into concrete action plans, according to a new executive brief from The Ethical Funds Company. Credit Risk, Biodiversity, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The world bank group, palm oil, and poverty

    The World Bank Group should aim to achieve and measure poverty reduction, not palm oil investments. In March 2011, the World Bank Group (WBG)’s President Robert Zoellick is expected to decide whether to lift a global moratorium on WBG palm oil ...

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