Presentations from the 3rd Annual Ecosystem Markets Conference

The Annual Ecosystem Markets Conference convened the world’s top thought leaders to determine how to drive ecosystem service markets forward. Co-hosted by the American Forest Foundation (AFF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the 3rd Annual National Ecosystem Markets Conference was held in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina on June 23-24, 2010.

This year’s event brought together more than 275 experts, innovators, and hands-on users of ecosystem markets. In less than three years the number of participants attending the Ecosystem Markets Conference has nearly tripled. The conference also brought in approximately 75 speakers prominent in the field who gave presentations on topics including, but certainly not limited to, bundling services and stacking credits, habitat offsets and crediting, demand- and supply-side perspectives, water markets, bringing ecosystem markets to scale and innovative financing opportunities for conservation.

Sessions featured recognized experts and leading innovators in the fields of biodiversity, carbon, water, and other emerging markets. Speakers discussed the current state of the ecosystem marketplace, key success factors and challenges, techniques to encourage landowner participation, and how to develop, replicate and scale projects to create successful place-based ecosystem markets.

You can find a full list of presenters and many of their presentations online on AFF’s conference summary page.