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White House Announces Strategy to Boost Private Investment in America’s Natural Resources

On August 31, 2016 the White House released a strategy document titled “Leveraging Innovation to Boost Private Investment in America’s Natural Resources.” The strategy document outlines the potential for increased private investment in conservation to complement existing efforts to tackle the Nation’s climate and conservation challenges, and opportunities for increasing investment by innovation across three areas: policy, finance, and technology. The strategy focuses on promoting policies that reward flexibility and outcome-focused conservation, financing methods to kick start new conservation markets, and technologies to unlock low-cost measurement and verification of conservation outcomes and enable collaboration across previously incomplete landscape-scales. Consistent with the strategy, the Administration is, among other initiatives:

  • Setting a New Goal to Achieve $10 Billion per Year in Support for Conservation from Private and Philanthropic Impact Investment 
  • Issuing New Guidance on Mitigating Impacts of Development and Incentivizing Greater Conservation

 

A link to the White House press release can be found here.

A link to the strategy document can be found here.