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Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development

June 15, 2012  • Energy and Environment Program

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The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.”  The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the future of conservation, society and the environment. This report chronicles ideas and information from our discussions about the need for a new narrative for conservation that accounts for human economy, engages local ownership, values ecosystem services and motivates private and public partnership for investment in the natural infrastructure. Participants in the dialogue contributed their time and ideas as experts in their field; their participation does not constitute individual or organizational endorsement. To learn more about the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century, contact Nicole Alexiev at nicole.alexiev@aspeninstitute.org.