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Theme meeting: Ecological compensation and financing of sustainable development

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Theme meeting
The SDGs are to be accomplished by 2030 and estimates indicate that over the next 15 years US$6 to $7 trillion in annual investment will be needed globally to reach a global transition to an environmentally sustainable economy. Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will thus require that governments around the world turn to the private sector as a source of new investment for green development projects. Ecological compensation where credits generated by environmental projects serve as a compliance instrument for regulated industries have emerged as a tool to mobilize private investments. Ecological compensation includes markets where pollution is traded (e.g., the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol) as well as markets for ecosystem services, as for instance, biodiversity offsets that are traded based on the premise that impacts from development can be compensated for if sufficient habitat can be protected, enhanced or established elsewhere.

The meeting will focus on the role of ecological compensation as a tool to leverage new financial resources in the pursuit of environmental protection, and on the regulatory and ecological challenges connected to ecological compensation. Practical experience with ecological compensation will be also discussed.

 

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Program

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome and coffee

10:20 - 11:20 Presentations (20 minutes each)

-Sustainable Development Goals and the development of green markets (Jessica Coria)
-Assessing Socio-economic and Ecological impacts of Ecological Compensation (Mark Brady)
-Ecological Challenges of Ecological compensation (Yann Clough)
 

11:20 - 12:00 Questions and discussion

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 -14:30  Discussion (led by Jessica Coria)

14:30-15:00   BECC info: up-coming events, financing opportunities, etc (Cecilia Akselsson)

Time: 
25 February 2019 10:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Best Western Grand Hotel, Halmstad
Contact: 
cecilia.akselsson [at] nateko.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
25 February 2019 10:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Best Western Grand Hotel, Halmstad
Contact: 
cecilia.akselsson [at] nateko.lu.se