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HANDSHAKE: A quarterly journal on PPPs


Nature doesn’t require much from people. But since leaving it untouched to flourish on its own is rarely an option anymore, the next best thing is thoughtful management that preserves natural resources and distributes the bounty fairly. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can do this.


This issue of Handshake focuses on natural resource PPPs that are making a difference. In Cartagena, Colombia, we profile a hybrid public-private agency that has standardized water service to residents while restoring the coast. Around Africa’s Lake Victoria, an environmental management initiative with the potential to reduce the pollution and resource footprint of industrial activities demonstrates how to include commercial ventures in conservation. 

 

We also draw inspiration from the thoughtfulness of conservationists who know the path forward depends on partnerships. From 2014 Stockholm Water Laureate John Briscoe, who has spent his career making sure taps are turned on, to science correspondent M. Sanjayan, whose call to action came in the rainy forest of Sierra Leone, to Jean-Michel Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society to carry on his family’s stewardship of the sea, the interviews in Handshake give voice to the ways people are connected to nature, and how our survival depends on the continuation of this connection.

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

     

Water

 

Nature's price tag
 

The people's waterway
 

Getting to the source
 

Restoring Cartagena's coast

 

Oceans

 

Taking the bait on impact investing
 

Oceans: our living resource

 

 

 

Forestry

 

Seeds to trees
 

Forest fairy tales
 

From idea to initiative
 

 

Offsets

 

Net positive impact
 

Conservation trust funds

 

Agriculture

 

Cultivating channels for investment
 

Agri-nomics
 

 

Interviews

 

John Briscoe: Water wheel of fortune
 

Luis Alfonso Pinzon Corcho: Behind the scenes of Cartagena
 

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ambassador of the sea
 

M. Sanjayan: Beyond the "just so" story
 

Marcus V. Alves: A turning point for trees

 

Compass

 

The cost of conservation

 

Inside Infrastructure

 

How not to spend it

 

Legalease

 

Leveraging the law

 

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