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EVENT: Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series, November 10, 2010: Innovative Financing for Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services.

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USAID’s Biodiversity and Forestry Team hosts "extended team meetings" open to anyone with a professional interest in forestry and biodiversity conservation. This tradition has evolved into a Fall and Spring seminar series. At each seminar, a speaker (or speakers) presents an issue of interest, followed by a question and answer session. Seminars focus on broader topics that are thematic or technical in nature, rather than specific projects supported by USAID.
When Nov 10, 2010
from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where USAID Info Center Rooms M-17 and M-18
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Attendees Open to the Public
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In this seminar, Tundi Agardy and Winnie Lau will present a new compendium of information on marine markets and will discuss the findings of the La Paz Katoomba Meeting. Agardy and Lau will also present progress being made in demonstration projects under the MARES Program.

Marine and coastal ecosystem services are critically important for humanity everywhere, yet resources to protect these services are generally lacking. Innovative financing, including the development of coastal Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes, marine biodiversity offsets, and conservation banking, can generate much needed funds to better manage coastal and marine systems, and facilitate engagement of local communities in their management. A workshop held last week in La Paz, Mexico has generated a blueprint for action to catalyze the use of innovative financing which builds on the significant momentum generated by two prior marine-focused Katoomba meetings in California and Vietnam.

This seminar is brought to you by the USAID-funded TRANSLINKS program and its partners


For more information on this seminar contact:


Biodiversity and Social Science Specialist

USAID Office of Natural Resource Management

Bodiversity and Forestry Team


Time and Location specifics: Meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of February, March, April, May, October, November, and December from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted, in the USAID Information Center, located on the mezzanine of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

For More Information on the entire seminar series:

USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Seminars at Frameweb


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