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Economics for Environmental Leadership

Conservation Strategy Fund gives conservation professionals economic knowledge and skills that are key for success in protecting the environment. Our unique Economics for Environmental Leadership capacity building program focuses on conservation economics, drawing on the fields of environmental economics, natural resource economics, agricultural economics, development economics and behavioral economics to advance conservation goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by a diversity of economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the preservation of ecosystem services.

Regional Symposium: The Value of Nature

The Regional Symposium: "The Value of Nature", took place in Quito, Ecuador, from the 27th of November to December 1, 2017. The event was held at the Hotel Quito, and included a combination of plenary sessions, training, and interactive sessions on the topic of quantification and valuation of ecosystem services for sustainable development.  Attendees were able to choose from a combination of sessions led by experts from the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) and Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF). For attendees working in coastal and marine contexts, the central themes included the assessment of the risks to habitat and marine protected areas.

Economic Tools for Conservation - 2014 International Course

“I gained a deeper understanding of microeconomic principles and why they can help conservationists and development practitioners. I met wonderful people that share similar values and will be a great resource for my work and inspiration for some time to come.” –Ulrike Troeger, Germany, 2014 International Course Participant

Curso Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação

Vinte e três participantes, de 18 organizações, entre elas, IBAMA, ICMBIO, GIZ, participaram do Curso Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação, realizado, pela CSF Brasil, de 28 de julho a 08 de agosto de 2014, em Santana do Riacho, na Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brasil. O Curso contou com o apoio do Ministério do Meio Ambiente, da Agência Alemã de Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento – GIZ e da Confederação Nacional da Indústria por meio do Projeto TEEB Regional-Local.

Foram abordados temas como: Microeconomia, Instrumentos Econômico, Valoração Ambiental, Economia de Recursos Naturais e Análise Custo-Benefício.

Alguns comentários dos participantes:

”O curso vai apoiar na decisão de novos produtos e argumentação em reuniões técnicas/políticas.”

Obras de infraestrutura na Amazônia - Desafios da cobertura midiática e ferramentas de apoio à análise e ao diálogo

No dia 12 de novembro de 2013, no Hotel Mercure em Brasília – DF, com o apoio das Fundações Avina, Skoll, Gordon e Betty Moore e da USAID, a CSF Brasil realizou o Curso para Jornalistas. Com o tema Obras de Infraestrutura na Amazônia Brasileira, o curso trouxe à tona os principais desafios da cobertura midiática, capacitando jornalistas e profissionais que atuam na área em ferramentas de apoio à análise e ao diálogo sobre esses relevantes projetos de desenvolvimento. Entre os participantes, estavam 25 profissionais que atuam na mídia internacional, nacional e regional, dos seguintes Estados: Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Acre, Pará, Distrito Federal, São Paulo e Minas Gerais. Esses representaram 22 organizações, sendo 18 da sociedade civil e 4 governamentais.

Economic Tools for Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Transport Sector Investments

A three day course for transport sector specialists. For more information about CSF's work with IDB, please read our blog post about the training series.  

Day 1

  • Economic foundations and models
  • Markets, competition and externalities
  • Ecosystem services and public goods

Day 2

  • Environmental valuation: overview of methods, examples
  • Direct and indirect impacts of road transport infrastructure
  • Environmental impact evaluation
  • Sustainable transport infrastructure

Day 3

Young Mountain Gorilla in the forest with family behind him or her

Outils Économiques pour la Conservation et la Planification d’Infrastructures dans le Rift Albertin

Conservation Strategy Fund accepte dès à présent les demandes d'inscription pour le cours d’Outils Économiques pour la Conservation et la Planification d’Infrastructures dans le Rift Albertin, du 17 au 28 juin 2013 en RDC. Ce cours est offert en partenariat avec L'École Régionale post-universitaire d'Aménagement et de gestion Intégrés des Forêts et territoires Tropicaux (ERAIFT) et est rendu possible grâce aux soutiens de l´USAID (United States Agency for International Development), Wildlife Conservation Network, et l´Handsel Foundation.

Economic Tools for Conservation - 2012 International Course

"Taking this course was amazing because now I can link the ecological part of my work with the economic tools in order to provide or make stronger the public policy, no? In order to prove that preserving the prairie dogs is not just to preserve the nature but it’s also to preserve the productivity that is going to help the people in the region." -- Eduardo Ponce Guevara, CSF 2012 International Course participant

Elephants in the Albertine Rift

Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

Conservation Strategy Fund held a course in Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift, from June 11-22, 2012 in Uganda. This course was offered in partnership with the Ugandan National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) and was made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the Handsel Foundation. We invited applications from people who work in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

REDD Economics Course

CSF partnered with the World Bank, GIZ (the German cooperation agency) and CEPAL (a UN economics agency for Latin America) to offer a course on REDD economics in Panama, focused on opportunity cost analysis. Over 25 participants from Latin American countries attended, representing conservation NGOs and governments. All are involved in on-the-ground REDD programs and projects. Exposure to opportunity cost analysis will allow them to enrich their actions through a better understanding of how economic factors influence land-owners decisions over deforestation actions. This improved understanding will be key for designing better REDD initiatives.

 

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Herramientas Económicas Para la Conservación y Análisis Integral de Proyectos

Conservación Estratégica (CSF) anuncia el lanzamiento del Programa “Construyendo Destrezas Económicas para aportar a la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales”, con el apoyo financiero de la Fundación MacArthur. En el marco de este programa, CSF ha diseñado un curso para capacitar a profesionales y técnicos que trabajan en temas de análisis de aspectos económicos relacionados con el medio ambiente. Este curso cuenta con la colaboración de USAID, a través de la Iniciativa para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina ICAA, la Universidad del Pacífico y LACEEP.