Making the Priceless Valuable – Around the globe, forests and other natural ecosystems, like grasslands, wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, continue to be destroyed and degraded at an alarming rate. With that, we lose the 'natural infrastructure' of our planet, including plant pollination, soil formation and fertility, carbon sequestration and storage, among other things.
Your gift will strengthen Forest Trends’ work on valuing nature in financial decisions so that we can achieve truly sustainable outcomes. We have helped pioneer models and markets that promote “Payments for Ecosystem Services” —financial incentives that promote conservation and improve local livelihoods. Leveraging such markets and market-like instruments and incentives can transform the way economic systems value natural capital. Forest Trends also connects these global market trends to local innovations.