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11/29/11:

Maryland Releases Final Report on Ecosystem Services
Governor O'Malley recently released the final report on market-based approaches to recovering ecosystem services completed by the Ecosystem Services Working Group in October 2011.  A copy of the full report can be downloaded here.

9/15/11:

15th Annual National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
The conference will be held on May 8-11, 2012 in Sacramento, California.  The conference was established to foster improved communication and education within this growing industry and remains the only national conference that brings together key regulators, banks, users, and providers of services in the mitigation, conservation, and ecosystem banking marketplace.  To learn more about the conference visit the conference website.


Quick Links:                                                     

- 2010 Water Quality Pollutant Trading Guidance
 

- 2009
International Overview: Water Quality Trading Programs (World Resource Institute)
- EPA Statewide Trading Programs: Interactive Map

Past Trading News:                                        
2011 - 2010 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006
- 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002
The Environmental Trading Network (ETN)                                               
is dedicated to sharing information related to the development and implementation of successful water quality trading programs and other market-based strategies for achieving healthy, sustainable ecosystems.  It is the only national clearinghouse for key policy and regulatory issues, and transferable water quality trading program design elements.

The ETN originated as the Great Lakes Trading Network in 1996 to support a Water Quality Trading Demonstration Project in the Kalamazoo River Basin of Michigan. With funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, its purpose was to share new information on trading within the broader Great Lakes Basin.  Immediately, there was national interest in the subject as several other ongoing trading pilot projects in the U.S. desired to be a part of this information exchange.  As such, a name change to the ETN occurred in 1998.  Since that time, the network has maintained its principal focus on water quality trading,
though other environmental market information has been added over the years.


The goals of the ETN are to obtain, generate and disseminate information on trading programs, increase public awareness and support for trading, and facilitate implementation of programs established by state and federal environmental regulations through information sharing.  Further information on the ETN organization and past projects is available under "ETN Projects".

On this website, you will find information about the latest trading news related to policy, research, and program development.  Current trading programs and research, as well as state and federal trading regulations and policies can be found under their specific topics for water quality, water quantityand other ecological markets.
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