Regional Environmental Accounting

Better environmental outcomes can be achieved for lower cost when program strategies are clear and environmental benefits are understood. Environmental Incentives is pioneering a new, market-based approach to achieve better environmental outcomes, increasing the environmental return on investment and improving program operations and management. This approach, called Regional Environmental Accounting brings landowners and developers to the table, along with environmentalists, public agencies and land trusts to conserve land, save money and drive performance.

Environmental Incentives developed its flagship Regional Environmental Accounting program in California to improve the way public funds were being spent on efforts to address the decline in Lake Tahoe’s famous lake clarity. Today, the Regional Environmental Accounting approach has caught on around the country and is being used by a wide-range of stakeholders as the basis for mitigation, regulatory compliance and publicly funded restoration programs around the country to address environmental issues and improve environmental program design. From federal government agencies to local communities the Regional Environmental Accounting approach is a proven method for improving conservation practices and driving more effective investments in the environment.

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Environmental Incentives exists to create a society that acknowledges the tremendous social and economic value of our natural resources, and consistently considers them in investments and decision-making.