Pepe Clarke, of the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Rich Gilmore and James Fitzsimons, of The Nature Conservancy, discussed the potential to reshape conservation financing and deliver considerable economic benefit to Australia.
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Economic stimulus measures in conservation and land management with Pepe Clarke, Pew Charitable Trusts
70 organisations across Australia have signed a briefing note, addressed to the Prime Minister, proposing a $4 billion combined state and federal stimulus package centred around environmental conservation and regeneration. The proposal, which would employ 24,000 Australians over two years, focuses on providing work that is safe, meaningful and socially-beneficial to those in areas and industries that have been hardest hit by the economic crisis.
- Download the presentation (ppt)
- Letter to the Prime Minister (pdf)
- Briefing note: Economic stimulus measures in the conservation and land management sector (pdf)
Securing our Natural Advantage with The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy led the development of the $20 billion Securing our Natural Advantage plan, a proposal to bring together the government, private and philanthropic sectors to invest in Australia’s ‘nature capital’, help bushfire affected regions recover environmentally and economically, and sustain indigenous culture. It’s innovative financing mechanism will transform how conservation is funded.
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