Expert Chats                  

Provided with the generous support of the

Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Ernest Cook and Michael Jenkins
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Listen to the Conservation Finance Innovation Network's posted expert chat with Ernest Cook of the Trust for Public Land and Michael Jenkins of Forest Trends and the Katoomba Group. Cook and Jenkins lead two distinctive efforts to bring information on conservation finance to practitioners in the United States and throughout the world.

On the May 14th Internet broadcast, Ernest Cook, Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Land and Director of the Conservation Finance Program, leads a presentation about TPL's groundbreaking new online Conservation Almanac (www.conservationalmanac.org).  The Conservation Almanac is the first comprehensive source of information about the state of land conservation in America. It contains original data for each of the 50 states on dollars spent on land conservation and acres protected by the states and the federal government, as well as a rundown on the policies and conservation programs at work in each state.  TPL's Andrew duMoulin and MaryBruce Alford are the project leaders for the Almanac and lead an interactive "test drive" of the Almanac during the broadcast.

Michael Jenkins, publisher of Ecosystem Marketplace (www.ecosystemmarketplace.com) and founding president of Forest Trends (www.forest-trends.org), offers insight into the Katoomba Group's mission and achievements in promoting the growth of ecosystem service markets worldwide.  He also discusses the Ecosystem Marketplace website, a leading international source of information on systems that provide payments for ecosystem services (PES). Finally, Jenkins will preview the Katoomba XII, the twelfth international meeting of the group, which will take place in Washington, D.C. this June.

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Tom Curren and Gowher Rizvi
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Listen to the recording of the expert chat on conservation philanthropy from Wednesday, 27 February 2008.  Our guest experts were Tom Curren (Project Director, Northeast Land Trust Consortium at the Pew Charitable Trusts); and Gowher Rizvi (presently Director, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government ). In addition, guest co-host Matt Zieper from the Conservation Finance Program at the Trust for Public Land joined the conversation during the question and answer period. To hear the archived version, sign in here: http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/xchat-transcript.html?chid=161.

Patrick Coady and Ian Johnson,
Thursday, November 15, 2007

On Thursday, November 15, 2007 Pat Coady and Ian Johnson, former World Bank Vice President for Sustainability, chatted online about the future of conservation finance both in the United States and internationally.  Listen to the recording of the event at http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/xchat-transcript.html?chid=111.

(You will need to register to listen to the recording of the event, however your Government Innovators Network registration will be valid for future Conservation Finance Innovation Network events)


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