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July 22, 2014

REDD+ Call to Action leading up to COP20

Leading associations representing over 160 international companies and members of civil society have issued a unified and coordinated declaration calling for governments to take meaningful action with regards to halting deforestation at the forthcoming UNFCCC climate negotiations taking place in Lima in Dec. In particular the statement calls for urgent progress on creating a strong […]

July 17, 2014

No Net Loss Summit

On 3rd and 4th June 2014, representatives from industry, governments, NGOs, financial institutions, civil societies, universities and research organisations met in London for the To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond conference. This conference was hosted by Forest Trends, the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the […]

May 29, 2014

USAID announce new partnership with Althelia

This morning Secretary of State John Kerry announced the US Agency for International Developments’s support for the Althelia Climate Fund to lend up to $133.8 million in commercial financing for forest conservation and sustainable land use. Watch the announcement which made via video message at Carbon Expo 2014 in Cologne. For further information, please see the USAID website […]

May 27, 2014

Althelia Climate Fund publishes its Environmental, Social and Governance Policy Statement

This ESG policy statement summarises the Althelia Climate Funds’ Environmental, Social and Governance Standards (January 2013), which is available on request, subject to Terms and Conditions. This Summary should not be viewed as a stand-alone or comprehensive expression of Althelia’s detailed commitments, nor should it be deemed a legal document in the scope of the […]

March 27, 2014

Althelia’s investment in Taita Hills featured in Forest Carbon Portal newsletter

We are very pleased to see Althelia Carbon Fund’s inaugural investment featured in the Forest Carbon Portal newsletter with a link to the full article about Wildlife Works’ Taita Hills project in Kenya (see below). Visit the Forest Carbon Portal website for the full story and to sign up to their newsletter.

February 27, 2014

Keeping Grasslands Wild: Inside Althelia’s $10 Million Investment in Kenyan Wildlife Works Project

The Althelia Climate Fund made its first direct investment last month, pledging $10 million toward the Taita Hills project in Kenya. Mike Korchinsky, CEO and founder of project developer Wildlife Works, tells Ecosystem Marketplace how the deal came together, and why the Taita Hills project is a new frontier for carbon-conscious land management. Visit the […]

October 10, 2013

The Oslo REDD Exchange meetings (29-30 Oct)

The Oslo REDD Exchange meetings (29-30 Oct) were a leap forward in defining sustainable land use as a distinct asset class and designing investor-friendly public-private partnerships. At first glance Oslo might seem an unlikely source for excitement regarding tropical and sub-tropical forests and natural landscapes, until one considers that the Norwegian government has for some […]

June 3, 2013

Press: June 2013 – Althelia Ecosphere completes first closing for Althelia Climate Fund with over EUR60 million (US$80m) raised

A transformational public-private partnership designed to deliver competitive investments at scale that benefit the planet, its people and its wildlife. For more information, please see our press release below: Althelia 110613

June 1, 2013

Published Article: June 2013 – UNEP Risø publishes its Perspectives Series 2013, with Althelia Ecosphere and Baker & McKenzie contributing the feature on forests and REDD+

Althelia’s Christian del Valle collaborates as co-author with Rick Saines and Marisa Martin on the REDD+ feature in this year’s Perspectives publication, entitled The Keys to Achieving Scale and Effectiveness with REDD+. Please see page 67 in the publication below: UNEP Risø Centre: Elements of a New Climate Agreement by 2015

February 1, 2013

Published Article: February 2013 – Innovative conservation finance approach linking REDD+, communities and flagship species

Althelia’s Christian del Valle collaborates as co-author with a leading group including WWF, Smithsonian, the World Bank’s Global Tiger Initiative and Wildlife Works on a new approach outlined in February’s Conservation Biology journal. Enhancing Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Local Livelihoods through a Wildlife Premium Mechanism

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