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Communicating the Value of Urban Biodiversity to Foster City Resilience

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Communicating the Value of Urban Biodiversity to Foster City Resilience

In February, Earth Economics participated in the Melbourne Network Exchange, a three-day event hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Program. Chief Resilience Officers from cities around the globe convened with Platform Partners to exchange practices and approaches for strengthening natural assets, especially urban biodiversity. As part of the partnership, we shared our approach to communicating nature's value in support of city resilience.

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Earth Economics 2016 In Review

Earth Economics 2016 In Review

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is already wrapping up – what a full year this has been!  We have some exciting opportunities ahead, and we’re pleased to share our 2016 successes with you.

FEMA takes on climate change - by funding restoration

FEMA takes on climate change - by funding restoration

For far too long, nature has either been undervalued or ignored entirely in planning and investment – with profound effects on decision making. But recent policy changes are beginning to reflect the value of ecosystem services. Federal agencies like FEMA and HUD are starting to recognize that nature does indeed hold value for people, and that it should play a role in our decision making.