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About RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth
RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth (CMEW) develops insights, tools, and resources that help opinion leaders and decisionmakers communicate and account for the benefits of natural systems. CMEW experts foster coordinated economic, ecological, and policy analysis to identify and help resource managers design innovative conservation policies; use natural systems to benefit businesses and communities; and improve on-the-ground natural resource management.
CMEW'S Research Agenda:
- Deliver policy-relevant ecological analysis and methods of measuring outcomes;
- Evaluate and communicate the benefits and economic values of ecological goods, services, and systems; and
- Facilitate development of new institutions, rules, and governance structures to protect and enhance ecological systems
Download more information about RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth here (PDF).
CMEW thanks the following supporters for their generous contributions during 2012.
American Forest and Paper Association
S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Inter-American Development Bank
Linden Trust for Conservation
Mead Westvaco Corporation
National Alliance of Forest Owners
National Science Foundation
Skoll Global Threats Fund
The World Bank
World Wildlife Fund
US Bureau of Land Management
US Department of Agriculture/Forest Service
US Department of Defense
US Endowment for Forestry and Communities
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Geological Survey
US National Aeronautics and Space Administration
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
CMEW Advisory Council
The CMEW Advisory Council is a diverse group of experts from academia, nonprofits/NGOs, federal agencies, corporations, and foundations that provides feedback, guidance, and ideas for partnerships.
RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research—rooted primarily in economics—on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. Learn more about RFF here.
RFF’s Centers of Excellence tackle critical environmental issues, for today and the future.