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Using NatCap tools for targeting conservation and restoration to maximize ecosystem services, calculating return on investment, and building capacity. Collaborators:  FUNDECOR and Agua Tica Water Fund
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Improving methods for targeting and optimizing water fund investments, while accounting for uncertainties and trade-offs. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.  Collaborators: Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund,  CGIAR.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Assessing ecosystem services provided by the Chamkhar river basin to downstream hydropower projects and other stakeholders to enable the development and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services. Partners: Stanford University, WWF Bhutan.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Through investments of more than US$150 billion in conservation and development initiatives since 2000, China has established the highest rate of reforestation worldwide, while alleviating poverty in rural inland regions.
Using ecosystem service maps as baseline data for Strategic Environmental Assessment for proposed oil exploration within the Virunga World Heritage Site.
Targeting conservation and restoration to maximize ecosystem services under climate change conditions, monitoring and evaluating the real benefits of these programs, and calculating return on investment. Collaborator:  Agua por la Vida water fund.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Developed a new framework with the biodiversity and ecosystem services experts and leaders in corporate sustainability to improve the representation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in natural capital accounting. Collaborator:  Kering, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Project Category: Standards For Private Sector
Working to prioritize investments in their new national Rewards for Environmental Services program, a financial incentives system aiming to improve rangeland management to promote freshwater services and livestock productivity. Collaborators: International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Cañete Basin stakeholders.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Working to (i) map and quantify risks to habitat and ecosystem services from various activities in the Northwest Atlantic; (ii) proactively incorporate visibility considerations into wind farms and other large infrastructure siting and development projects, and (iii) quantify the specific communities (people and ports) affected by changes in fis
Developing and testing a modeling approach to assess the flood mitigation service provided by natural ecosystems. Partners:  Stanford University,  WWF Myanmar, Stockholm Environmental Institute.  Collaborator:  Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative.
Working with the Food Policy Council and the San Antonio Office of Innovation to explore the multiple benefits that could flow to people from further investment in vacant lands in the city. 
Developed a tool to prioritize investments in forest landscape restoration (ROOT). We are piloting the tool in Uganda and then applying it in multiple countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.Collaborators:  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI).
Exploring whether forest restoration benefits have the potential to significantly impact water management objectives when considering the complex realities of water management infrastructure and institutions.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
There are approximately 16,000 golf courses in the USA, spread across a variety of social and ecological contexts; urban to rural, forest to swamp, grassland to desert. Economically, golf courses contribute billions of dollars to the economy and create jobs for local communities.
Project Category: Sustainable, Livable Cities
The Natural Capital Project is working with multilateral development banks (MDBs) and three countries to advance national-level development plans to set standards, policies, and spatial zoning guidelines based on a systematic approach to quantifying the contributions of nature to human well-being.
Modeled coastal protection, recreation, and fisheries benefits provided by coastal habitats to inform decisions about grey and green infrastructure in Dow Chemical's facility. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy
Project Category: Resilient Coastal Communities
Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP) is an index, modeled after Gross Domestic Product (GDP), that provides a clear signal of the value of nature's contribution to human wellbeing.
Informing how changing agricultural land use driven by adaptation to water scarcity can also be an opportunity to improve habitat and environmental outcomes, while mitigating the impact to the agricultural economy. Partners: The Nature Conservancy, Stanford University.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Working to improve management of forest areas and demonstrate the value of those forests for sustaining the hydropower sector, to support development of a pilot payments for ecosystem services (PES) scheme. Collaborators:  World Bank, Himachal Pradesh Department of Forests.