Wetlands Conservation Finance: Texas Style

Join us for an exciting workshop to explore how to incentivize restoration.

When: December 19, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Breakfast begins at 8:30am.  Please park in the Bayside Parking Garage - we will provide exit tickets at the workshop.  Click here to see the map of campus.

Where: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institute, Room 127

Registration is closed - thank you for joining us! 

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explore ways to generate a return on investment from wetland preservation/restoration projects for diverse stakeholders

  • Investigate strategies and techniques to quantify social, environmental, and financial benefits of restoration

  • Identify partnerships and  opportunities to advance wetlands conservation finance in Texas

Overarching questions to tackle:

  • How can investing in wetland preservation, enhancement, restoration, or creation benefit stakeholders?
  • Can the social, environmental, and financial benefits be quantified? Can we make the triple bottom line tangible?

  • How can we leverage our contacts and roles in coastal resource management to engage fellow science, policy, and financial stakeholders in order to identify opportunities where investing in wetlands can improve a company’s bottom line, offer social benefits, raise brand awareness, and meaningfully sustain coastal habitats?


Workshop Materials:

Workshop Flyer

Workshop Agenda

CM Credits - American Planning Association Registered Event #9139920  CM | 5.50

Resources and Reading List:


Stacking opportunities and risks in environmental credit markets by Fox et al. (2011) http://wqt.epri.com/pdf/credit-stacking-environmental-opportunities-and-risks.pdf

Stacking ecosystem services by Robertson et al. (2014) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110292/abstract;jsessionid=A9EFB0DE10C1A967B205BF24A6776B63.f02t02

The legal status of environmental credit stacking by Gardner and Fox (2013) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2375858

Ohio River Basin Trading Program http://wqt.epri.com/

USDA’s Office of Environmental Markets https://www.usda.gov/oce/environmental_markets/

Regulation Information - Clean Water Act

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Outpacing the Nation

California Cap & Trade - Summary of the numbers

Air Resource Board - Summary of regulations

How does the revenue spending work?

Wetland Mitigation

Texas Mitigation Banking Overview

No Net Loss Discussion

Resilience Bonds

BBC: Looking into resilience investment strategies

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