How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

To them, levees were a tried-and-true strategy. For example, through our partnership with the government of Grenada – an island nation in the Caribbean – TNC is implementing a pilot project that will demonstrate to decision-makers the potential of natural infrastructure. Last year, we installed special structures in the water to foster coral reef growth – and break waves – along 30 meters of Grenada’s economically critical shoreline. Show us the data.

Adapting the Science of Adaptation – The Importance of Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Soubise, a tiny community on the eastern coast of Grenada. Whether we’re talking about major developed world cities or small coastal villages, we have to run our theories by what we call the “test of people” — so they lead to strategies that work. It’s a tiny community on the eastern coast of Grenada — and one that’s literally at water’s edge. And that’s the mind-set we have to enter as we help them develop their climate adaptation strategies.

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Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

That’s the idea behind an emerging Nature Conservancy strategy led by Maria Damanaki, TNC’s new Global Managing Director for Oceans. Damanaki: Our work in Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean is a good example. Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

What I’ve learned in my time at TNC is that business-oriented and market-based strategies like the ones I’ll be discussing today only take us so far. But as threats to nature became more complex, we realized this strategy would only take us so far. For example, we’ve found that planting a new forest can be a cost-effective strategy for businesses to comply with air quality requirements. But from there, we also need to know if these strategies are cost-effective.

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Two top contenders at the GE ECOmagination challenge enter into cooperation

Green (Living) Review

James believes that this is the first serious attempt to massively introduce residential wind energy and his strategy is to obtain exemption for building permits and zoning requirements, considering the limited impact on the construction of the building and acceptable aesthetics that will even please the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) crowd. Here are the links to their entries at the GE ECOmagination Challenge: [link] [link] James is a Dutch national, currently living in Grenada.

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