May 27, 2020

Biodiversity Offsets 101 Replay

On May 22, International Day for Biological Diversity, we partnered with Miistakis Institute to present an introductory webinar about biodiversity offsets.   The biodiversity crisis is leading many jurisdictions to consider biodiversity offsets. It should be no surprise (though we were!) that over 200 people registered from across Canada to attend this introductory webinar: Biodiversity Offsets 101…

March 25, 2020
water research & resources for land use planners

World Water Day - Resources for Land Use Planners & Policy Makers

To mark World Water Day 2020, here's a round up of some excellent water-related resources that may be useful to planners and policy-makers. 1. Learn about 'wet growth,' a relatively new planning concept, which calls for development plans to be constrained by the availability of water in Urban, Suburban, Regional and Wet Growth in Alberta {Click here to download}. 2. Municipal land use planners in…

December 19, 2019

Can Alberta’s municipalities address biodiversity conservation challenges?

Opportunities & challenges Globally, biodiversity is in crisis. Environmental pollution, climate change, habitat loss, and many other anthropogenic threats jeopardize both species and ecologically significant spaces. Rising to the challenge of contemporary biodiversity conservation requires action at all levels of regulatory authority: international, national, and sub-national. In partnership with…

November 26, 2019

Highlights from the Environmental Markets and Finance Summit

Key Takeaways In October, ALI Director, Dave Poulton, attended the Environmental Markets and Finance Summit in Washington, DC. Here, he shares his reflections and key takeaways. Accelerating Investment in Natural Infrastructure The theme of the Environmental Markets and Finance Summit was Accelerating Investment in Natural Infrastructure. The agenda and presentations examined various ways to assign…

November 26, 2019
Tags: Research

Can Markets Create Healthier Ecosystems?

Harnessing the power of markets for healthier ecosystems Could this be an ideal time for Alberta to support trading in ecosystem services credits? For more than a decade, the Alberta government, landowners and, producers, and other stakeholders have expressed an interest in using market-based instruments (MBIs) to protect and steward the province’s land, air, and water. MBIs are designed to align…