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Finance and Nature New Market Opportunities and Growing Risks:
The Financial Impact of the Natural World
Kew, UK
March 14-16, 2002

The integrity of natural ecosystems is now recognized as being crucial to the health of global financial and capital market systems. Bringing together appropriate investors, buyers and sellers will help to maintain ecosystem services and assets, and will ensure continuing global prosperity and environmental security. A number of markets already have started to trade waste emissions, water rights and carbon, as well as creating attractive investment opportunities through the securitization of carbon sinks.