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!
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?
Resources and Reading List:
Stacking opportunities and risks in environmental credit markets by Fox et al. (2011) http://wqt.epri.com/
Stacking ecosystem services by Robertson et al. (2014) http://onlinelibrary.
The legal status of environmental credit stacking by Gardner and Fox (2013) https://papers.ssrn.
Ohio River Basin Trading Program http://wqt.epri.com/
USDA’s Office of Environmental Markets https://www.usda.gov/
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