Innovative financing for Stormwater Infrastructure

May 9, 2017

Municipal governments face rising demands to install projects that reduce stormwater runoff and meet a broad set of water quality goals, while having a limited budget to do so. Innovation―for financing water infrastructure and tracking its effectiveness―is in desperate need to obtain the largest possible environmental benefit for each dollar spent. A recent report by… Read more »

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How Do You Know Adaptive Management When You See It?

February 23, 2017

Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are at risk of losing financial and political support. Part of the problem is that programs that do not actively track progress, report results, and adapt as they learn become calcified: they fail to use learning to become more efficient and effective. While nearly… Read more »

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USAID Releases Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program Video

December 14, 2016

We are proud to announce USAID’s new video called The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program. The concept for this video was a winning submission by Environmental Incentives from the 2015 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. The video highlights CLA in action through the Conservation Enterprises Cross-Mission Learning Program launched in 2015 by USAID/E3 Forestry and… Read more »

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Feds Improve National Mitigation Standards

December 12, 2016

On November 21st, the revised and finalized US Fish & Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy went into effect. This policy includes significant improvements to the original USFWS Mitigation Policy, which was written 35 years ago. Much has changed in the last three decades, including the accelerating pace of habitat loss, new conservation science, new impacts on species… Read more »

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