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The New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC) furthers the shared goal of the U.S. EPA and the Muskie School of Public Service to research, publish, and extend creative approaches to environmental policy, protection, and management, especially the associated questions of how-to-pay for needed environmental improvements. In collaboration with the U.S. EPA Region I, the Center works throughout New England to advance three objectives: (1) the understanding and practice of smart growth; (2) the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change; and (3) the development of a vibrant local food economy in the state and region. In each case, the NE/EFC strives to build local capacity to deal with these and related issues, and to develop and apply techniques that go beyond compliance with government regulation. The NE/EFC is a founding member of the Environmental Finance Network, a  national partnership of nine public universities funded in part by the U.S. EPA to advance these and related goals.


An Assessment of the Economics of Natural and Built Infrastructure for Water Resources in Maine.
Full Report here

Executive Summary here


The COAST program is now available!
Free download here.

The Maine Food Strategy

Visit the Maine Food Strategy webpage

See what our network can do when universities across the country collaborate!

Smart Manangement for Small Water Systems Training
Read more on our projects page.

Read Materials from the December 2012 Workshop at UMass Amherst

HUD/ Southern Maine Regional Planning Partnership



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