WRI and AFF Host the 3rd Annual Ecosystem Markets Conference - June 23-24, 2010

Update: A complete list of presenters with many of their presentations are now available online.

The World Resources Institute and the American Forest Foundation are co-hosting the 3rd annual Ecosystem Markets Conference in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina on June 23rd and 24th. The conference will feature national and regional experts, innovators, and hands-on users of these evolving market models and bring them together in a dialogue about: recent progress in developing markets, transactions that can be done now, strategies for scaling up markets, how these markets will affect family forests and other landowners, and how state and regional efforts can merge into a common model.

WRI and AFF have lined up a remarkable group of speakers and presenters and have over 25 panels and world café sessions to choose from, covering topics ranging from urban ecosystem services to innovative financing mechanisms. The conference will begin with remarks from Dr. James Salzman, Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at Duke University and then attendees will hear from Denise Knight, Water Sustainability Manager at The Coca Cola Company. The second day of the conference will begin with remarks by Sally Collins, Mark Nechoderm, Carl Lucero, Beth Larry & Ryan Atwell of the USDA Office of Environmental Markets (OEM).

For a list of all the events and speakers, download the the full conference agenda.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit the official conference website.

Please join us in this groundbreaking event to progress and scale up the field of ecosystem markets!