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Mark Tercek

Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and Rhetoric So 20th Century

Brian Czech | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Brian Czech

When The Nature Conservancy talks, the environmental community listens. Even some of Wall Street listens. No other conservation organization is remo...

Q&A With Ramez Naam: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Doom yourself to horrific climate change by burning all that carbon and releasing all that CO2. Or power down society, reducing total energy usage around the planet. One leads to ecological collapse. The other is a reversion, in many ways, to poverty."

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

The president acknowledged that when it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, it's not an "either/or." It's a "both/and."

Q&A With Jason Clay: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Next in the series is my conversation with Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation for World Wildlife Fund.

Q&A With Matt Arnold: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas in my book Nature's Fortune and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the s...

Q&A With Helene Gayle: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"In that context we put a special focus on empowering girls and women, who bear the greatest brunt of poverty, but who are also our greatest hope for bringing long lasting prosperity to their families and communities. As the saying goes, if you educate a girl, you educate a nation."

Fortune Green: Consumers Won't Pay Extra, But Companies Will

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The top movers and shakers of the corporate sustainability world recently gathered at Fortune Brainstorm Green to examine, analyze and summarize the success of green B to B, and the simultaneous failure of green B to C commerce.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Edward Norton

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Too much of the external costs have been left off the books and it's up to the environmental movement to force them internal. That's going to change everything. Much more than people changing what kind of light bulbs they use, frankly."

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Stewart Brand

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"In short, we should bring back extinct animals for the same reasons we protect endangered species: to preserve biodiversity, to restore diminished ecosystems, to advance the science of preventing extinctions and to undo harm that humans have caused in the past."

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Would New York City's investment in watershed restoration, in lieu of a water treatment facility, similarly motivate other cities? Could the national Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in idyllic Costa Rica possibly work anywhere else?

A Conversation With Bill McKibben

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading TNC.

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges -- and Solutions

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC
Mark Tercek

The land use decisions people living near the Potomac River make today -- across towns, cities and states- - will directly affect the quality and quantity of water available to them, their children and their grandchildren.

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Hurricane Sandy has made it clear that addressing coastal resiliency and protecting coastal communities is fundamental to public safety, health and economic well-being. With the enormous opportunity that comes with rebuilding, New York can be a leader.

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Lynas had been a leading voice against using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in farming. When he found that a careful reading of the scientific evidence revealed that his previous opposition was untenable, Lynas said he was, in a word, sorry.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.

Impact Investing Goes Green

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As the field of impact investing gains momentum, we have an exciting opportunity to unlock a whole new source of funding to further magnify our impact on the lands and waters that sustain all life.

Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Twenty years ago, who would have thought that these would be the players creating a bold new model for sustainability in the 21st century?

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Indonesia has significant challenges ahead to realize its president's ambitious goals. But it is significant is that Indonesia's leadership understands that economic growth can -- and must -- go hand-in-hand with conserving nature.

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

It marked the peak of the American Dust Bowl, a nine-year period that destroyed farmlands, blackened skies and left millions homeless.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Mark Tercek

How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

I am proud to announce The Nature Conservancy's new partnership with Oxfam America in the Gulf of Mexico. We aim to show that environmental restoration is the foundation for lasting economic security for Gulf Coast communities.

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

What is the business case for conservation? Just a few years ago, I don't think many people in either the business or conservation communities would have thought to even pose that question. But times are changing.

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Mark Tercek

Rising incomes, of course, are a good thing. But a rapidly growing and more affluent population are straining the natural systems on which natural diversity, human health and prosperity depend.

Beyond the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Water, food and energy security are chronic impediments to economic growth and social stability. But now we need to take the next step, and look at what underlies that nexus.

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As we watch the world debate how best to address climate change, and as carbon emissions continue to soar, at least one climate strategy strikes me as a "no-brainer." We should do everything we can to save the world's forests.