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Can people and nature thrive together? Our science says yes.

Download and view our latest research and real-world solutions to some of the planet’s most pressing issues today, including climate change, food and water security, and city growth.

2020

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    N4C: Nature-Positive Recovery

    July 2020

    A nature-positive recovery for people, economy and climate includes principles for investing in nature-based jobs and initiatives to stimulate the post-COVID economy. More information

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    Lifting Off: Analysis of Potential Carbon Offsets

    June 2020

    This report analyzes the opportunities and challenges of carbon offset credits for the international airline industry, and the role natural climate solutions can play to help reduce overall emissions. More information

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    Clean and Green Pathways

    May 2020

    The Nature Conservancy describes six critical ways to help governments, corporations and lenders accelerate our clean energy buildout while preserving natural lands, increasing local benefits for communities, and reducing wildlife impacts. More information

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    Investing in Nature for European Water Security

    January 2020

    This report outlines a strategic vision to mobilise greater investments in nature address Europe’s outstanding water security challenges. More information

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    Private Finance for Nature-Based Resilience

    January 2020

    This report aims to capture qualitative measurement of the positive momentum being built with market-based solutions to protect and improve natural capital. More information

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2019

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    Playbook for Climate Action

    November 2019

    Five ways to spark global, multisector change for the planet right now More information

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  • A checklist of information and accounting approaches for natural climate solutions

    Guide to Including Nature in NDCs

    September 2019

    A checklist of information and accounting approaches for natural climate solutions.

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    Guide to Including Nature in NDCs: Spanish

    September 2019

    Una Guía Para Incluir La Naturaleza en Las Contribuciones Determinadas a Nivel Nacional: A checklist of information and accounting approaches for natural climate solutions [en Español]

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  • in English.

    Agroideal Annual Report 2019

    June 2019

    How Agroideal is helping take food production in Brazil to a higher level of sustainability and profitability. (em português)

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  • Connected & Flowing Report Cover

    Connected & Flowing

    May 2019

    How the world can tackle the intertwined challenges of climate change, energy development and habitat protection.

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  • Towards a Blue Revolution Report Cover

    Towards a Blue Revolution

    May 2019

    A guide from TNC & Encourage Capital on impact investing in sustainable aquaculture.

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  • NBS in the Private Sector Report Cover

    Nature-Based Solutions in the Private Sector

    April 2019

    This white paper provides guidance to companies looking to adopt and scale nature-based solutions within their organizations.

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  • Source Waters Report Cover

    Protect Source Waters: Africa

    March 2019

    Building the foundation for increasing investment in source water protection across Africa: 2019-2025

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  • Carbon Pricing & NCS Report Cover

    The Paris Agreement, Carbon Pricing & NCS

    March 2019

    This report examines natural climate solutions in the context of carbon finance, corporate investment and land sector offsets.

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2018

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    Role of Jurisdictional Tropical Forest Programs

    December 2018

    Multi-stakeholder jurisdictional programs can accelerate sustainability transitions in tropical forest landscapes. More information

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    Nature in the Urban Century

    November 2018

    A global assessment of where and how to conserve nature for biodiversity and human wellbeing. More information

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    The Science of Sustainability

    October 2018

    Exploring a unified path for development and conservation. More information

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  • A shared science agenda: activities and priorities

    Soil at The Nature Conservancy

    October 2018

    A Shared Science Agenda: Priorities and Activities

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  • A briefing paper prepared by The Nature Conservancy and the United Nations Development Programme

    Innovative Finance for Resilient Coasts

    October 2018

    This briefing paper, prepared in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, considers how scaled up investments in coastal areas can build up community resilience.

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    Carbon Market Incentives

    September 2018

    Soils play can play a major role climate mitigation, but they have largely been missing from carbon markets. More information

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  • Cover of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries report

    Catalyzing the Growth of EM in Fisheries

    September 2018

    Opportunities, barriers and recommendations for scaling electronic monitoring in fisheries.

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  • Report - Envisioning a Great Green City

    Envisioning a Great Green City

    June 2018

    View The Nature Conservancy's vision for a sustainable urban century. More information

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  • TNC's practitioner framework to strengthen outcomes for people and nature.

    Strong Voices, Active Choices

    June 2018

    The Nature Conservancy's practitioner framework to strengthen outcomes for people and nature. More Information

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  • How governments can finance climate commitments and strengthen rural economies

    Sustainable Land Bonds

    March 2018

    Report on how governments can finance climate commitments and strengthen rural economies. More Information

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  • A Growing Investment Opportunity

    The Business of Planting Trees

    January 2018

    A new report details some of the growing investment opportunities in restoring degraded land. More information

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2017

  • Unleashing the full potential of natural climage solutions.

    Lands of Opportunity

    November 2017

    An exploration of strategies for implementing natural climate solutions around the world. More information

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  • Mainstreaming Nature-based
Approaches in Comprehensive Flood
Risk Management

    The Path to a Safe and Sustainable Future

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    An examination of how to mainstream nature-based approaches in comprehensive flood risk management.

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  • Environmental Markets and Stream Barrier Removal Report - An exploration of opportunities to restore freshwater connectivity through existing mitigation programs

    Environmental Market for Stream Barrier Removal

    October 2017

    This report explores opportunities provided by existing regulatory programs in the United States to improve stream health through the removal of these barriers to aquatic connectivity. More information

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  • An Analysis of Fiance and Poolicy Actions to Enable Tree Planting for Public Health

    Funding Trees for Health

    September 2017

    An analysis by The Nature Conservancy on finance and policy actions to enable tree planting for public health. More information

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  • Case studies in global agriculture practices.

    Smarter Agricultural Practices

    September 2017

    Case studies on sustainable agricultural practices around the world.

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  • Case studies from TNC's global agriculture work.

    Global Agriculture Projects

    September 2017

    Case studies from TNC's global agriculture work.

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  • How system-scale planning and management of hydropower
can yield economic, financial and environmental benefits.

    The Power of Rivers: A Business Case

    May 2017

    A new report—produced in partnership with McGill University, The University of Manchester and PSR—brings decision makers a first-of-its-kind global analysis to help yield better economic, social and environmental outcomes in hydropower planning and management.

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  • Assessing the Return on Investment in Watershed Conservation

    Assessing the Return on Investment in Watershed Conservation

    March 2017

    Study explores Brazil’s Camboriú River Watershed. Also available in Portuguese and Spanish. More information

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  • Perspectives from our global and regional leaders on the most pressing issues facing people and the planet.

    The Biggest Environmental Challenges of 2017

    February 2017

    Perspectives from our global and regional leaders on the most pressing issues facing people and the planet. More information

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  • State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016: A Landscape Assessment of an Emerging Market

    State of Private Investment in Conservation

    January 2017

    Sponsored by NatureVest and JPMorgan Chase & Co., this report provides a landscape assessment of an emerging private investment market.

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  • Beyond The Source - The environmental, economic and community benefits of source water protection.

    Beyond The Source

    January 2017

    New report analyzes 4,000 cities to demonstrate the health, climate and biodiversity benefits of source water protection. More information

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2016

  • Progress Report Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

    December 2016

    New analysis shows that countries are behind in meeting goals for biodiversity conservation. More information

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  • Coastal and island countries have an opportunity to take their blue carbon ecosystems into account when considering their national level climate actions.

    Coastal Blue Carbon Ecosystems: Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions

    November 2016

    Coastal countries have an opportunity to take their blue carbon ecosystems into account when considering their national level climate actions. More information

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  • A roadmap for collective action to secure the conservation and econonmic benefits of healthy soils.

    reThink Soil Roadmap

    November 2016

    A new report by The Nature Conservancy, supported by General Mills, quantifies the value of soil health across the croplands of the United States. More information

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  • Planting Healthy Air Report - A global analysis of the role of urban trees in addressing particulate matter pollution and extreme heat.

    Planting Healthy Air

    October 2016

    The report shows that even a conservative global investment in urban trees can save tens of thousands of lives. More information

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  • Report Cover - Strong Voices, Active Choices (2016)

    Strong Voices, Active Choices (2016)

    October 2016

    Indigenous peoples and local communities are vital leaders in the pursuit of lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation and development challenges. More information

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  • Using water markets and impact investment to drive sustainability.

    Water Share Report

    August 2016

    This report explores the potential for water markets and impact investment to serve as part of the solution to global water scarcity. More information

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  • Sub-Saharan Africa's Urban Water Blueprint

    Sub-Saharan Africa's Urban Water Blueprint

    August 2016

    Assessing the potential for watershed conservation to benefit cities, rural livelihoods and nature across 30 large cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. More information

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  • This is the largest collection to date of information about the economic, social and cultural values of coastal and marine habitats from all over the world.

    Atlas of Ocean Wealth

    June 2016

    This Atlas represents the largest collection to date of the economic, social and cultural values of coastal and marine habitats globally. More information

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  • Improving Hydropower Outcomes: An Example from Myanmar

    May 2016

    This report demonstrates a framework that could be applied in Myanmar and worldwide to change the trajectory of water resource development. More information

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  • China Urban Water Blueprint

    April 2016

    The China Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of the 135 surface water sources tapped by the country’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities. More information

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  • Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs.

    Managing Coasts with Natural Solutions

    February 2016

    These "Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs" seek to reorient the cost-benefit analysis between built, or “gray infrastructure”, and “green infrastructure”—based on environmental processes. More information

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2015

  • Global Lands Report

    December 2015

    This report by The Nature Conservancy looks at how development and conservation can work in tandem to help society make better choices on how we use our lands. More information

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  • A World at Risk: Global Development Risk Assessment

    October 2015

    A first-of-its-kind assessment identifies the most at-risk regions in the world for habitat conversion. More information

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  • Finding balance between energy and conservation in hydropower development.

    The Power of Rivers Report

    August 2015

    This report explores the potential for achieving balanced outcomes from hydropower development that works for people and nature. More information

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  • REDD+

    Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+

    January 2015

    This report reinforces the idea that with the appropriate investment and stakeholder support, low emissions development programs have the potential to become models of forest-friendly development around the world. More information

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  • Sharing the Benefits of REDD+

    January 2015

    This report looks at the full set of opportunities to generate benefits from REDD+ for local communities and other stakeholders. More information

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2014

  • Urban Water Blueprint

    Urban Water Blueprint

    November 2014

    The Urban Water Blueprint report analyzes the state of water in cities around the world and offers cost-effective solutions to improve water quality. More information

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  • This 2014 report documented the first-ever survey of conservation impact investing and revealed a market of approximately $23 billion between 2009-2014.

    Investing in Conservation: A Market Assessment

    November 2014

    This first-of-its-kind report reveals a conservation investing market of approximately $23 billion across just the last five years, and finds that investments in this space are expected to more than triple over the next five years. More information

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  • coastal Risks and Resilence

    Coasts at Risk

    July 2014

    An assessment of coastal risks and the role of environmental solutions. More information

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