Canopy Capital

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Canopy Capital "was established in 2007 to drive capital to the rainforest canopy.

"Canopy Capital has created an investment template for first-movers in an emerging market for Ecosystem Services. These include rainfall generation, moderation of extreme weather, carbon storage and biodiversity maintenance." [1]

"In March 2008, Canopy Capital entered into a partnership with the Iwokrama International Centre (IIC)in Guyana to measure and place a financial value on the Ecosystem Services (ESS) of Iwokrama’s tropical forest. This is the first ever deal to put a market value on the services provided by a rainforest, which include rainfall production, water storage, and weather moderation – utilities with global significance which are vanishing as forests fall." [2]


Accessed April 2009: [3]



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  1. Home, Canopy Capital, accessed April 19, 2009.
  2. [ investments], Canopy Capital, accessed April 19, 2009.
  3. People, Canopy Capital, accessed April 19, 2009.