Our Prosperity depends
on Green Plants and Rock
Making Business work for
You, Nature and the Future
In Wildness
is the Preservation
of the World
(H.D. Thoreau, 1817-1862)

Forest Finance

Market study investigating the ITT-Yasuní Initiative

The ITT Yasuni Initiative was originally proposed as an initiative to avoid the oil exploration in the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador and as such avoid the emissions of all fossil fuel that would have been combusted in the business as usual scenario as a result of the exploration. The idea was to seek financial compensation from the international community for a proportion of the forgone revenues from the sale of the crude oil. By now a Trust Fund has been established in which donation can be made to realize this ambition. Market Study Yasuni June 2009 version 1_2 and More information about the Trust Fund

Forestry Sector Finance & Investment Assessment

In 2007 Eveline Trines was invited to prepare a report in support of the preparation of a technical background paper by the Secretariat that aimed “to review and analyze existing and planned investment flows and finance schemes relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to climate change, with particular focus on developing countries' needs”. 2007 Investment Flows

Workshop Forestry Investment Tropenbos International & FAO

Tropenbos International and the FAO brought together close to a 100 million worth in forest investments on all continents, with forest financiers. In the run-up to that 3 day event, the forestry projects were assisted with putting together credible business cases and appealing ‘elevator pitches’. Eveline Trines was invited to co-organise and host the event which took place in 2011 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Meeting Summary and More information