• Ecosystem services keynote slide by Lydia Olander

    Ecosystem Services Keynote Address

    Ecosystem Services Program director Lydia Olander delivered the keynote address at Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Policy in Washington, D.C. on May 19, hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.

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  • G20 Ocean Governance

    G20 Ocean Governance

    The authors of a G20 policy brief describe oceans as the largest and most critical ecosystem on Earth—hence their proposal for a global ocean governance process to ensure oceans' ecologically and economically sustainable management.

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  • North Carolina Wetland and Stream Mitigation

    The Clean Water Act allows use of compensatory mitigation to replace the benefits of lost wetlands and streams. A new Nicholas Institute working paper summarizes North Carolina’s use of preservation for compensatory mitigation by private mitigation banks and a state-operated in-lieu fee program.

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  • Blue Carbon Financing

    A report co-authored by Nicholas Institute researchers explores the potential of international carbon finance mechanisms to fund mangrove conservation along the coast of West, Central, and Southern Africa that is covered by the Abidjan Convention. It examines the scale of economic benefits that this conservation might provide.

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  • The Future of Sustainable Business

    In a blog post for Thrive, our own Lydia Olander and her co-authors emphasize how cross-sector collaboration is the future of sustainable business. They discuss a new initiative, the Bridge Collaborative, which is connecting the health, environment, and development communities to develop the evidence for results that support shared solutions to global challenges. 

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  • Regulating Greenhouse Gases with NAAQS

    A new paper examines the opportunities and challenges associated with regulation of greenhouse gases under the NAAQS program, drawing a comparison with the Clean Power Plan’s approach under a different section of the Clean Air Act. Though a program under NAAQS wouldn’t mirror the Clean Power Plan, it could support many of its key provisions.

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  • Sustainable Ocean Economy, Innovation, and Growth: A G20 Initiative for the 7th Largest Economy in the World

    The authors of this G20 Insights policy brief say that the G20 should initiate a global ocean governance process, and they call for ocean economy... Read More
  • On Morals, Markets, and Climate Change: Exploring Pope Francis’ Challenge

    This article in Law and Contemporary Problems explores the contrast between the movement toward environmental markets, characterized by the... Read More
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  • 2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum: Deepening Groundwater Sustainability

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  • Transitioning to the Blue Economy: Partnerships, Innovation, and Approaches for Small Island States

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    China, India on Course to Surpass Climate Pledges, Making Up for U.S. Climate Action Rollbacks
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    Upcoming U.S. Decision on Paris Agreement Overshadows Climate Talks, Arctic Council Meeting

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