NUMBERS for NATURE: Economics & Finance for Environmental Leadership

Dates
-
Region & Country
Status
Begins in 3 months
Duration
5 days
Course Type
One-Week Training

COVID-19 UPDATE - 25 MARCH 2020

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how health and safety precautions might impact our ability to convene our in-person training in July. The health and wellbeing of participants is our paramount concern, and we continue to follow the recommendations of national and international public health authorities concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the event that the course is cancelled, the registration fees will be fully reimbursed (not reimbursed: bank transfers fees and any other expense related to the registration process). Further updates will be posted here.


TRANSFORM YOUR WORK AND CREATE BIGGER IMPACT

Conservation Strategy Fund is offering a special one-week version our annual international training course from July 13 - 17, 2020 in Washington D.C. Our courses are regarded as the premier training events in applied economics for environmental professionals, and our participants experience a transformational shift in how they view environmental issues. Our course graduates use what they have learned to make a tangible difference on the ground for both nature and people.

GAIN PRACTICAL AND APPLICABLE KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

During the course, participants will learn key economic and finance concepts and tools that can be immediately applied in their everyday work to solve real-world environmental problems. Topics include economic fundamentals, natural resource economics, incentives and behavior, environmental policy, economic analysis tools, and finance solutions. The course will provide a solid theoretical foundation combined with tools, exercises, experimental games, and case studies.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Economic Fundamentals
  • Game Theory & Behavioral Economics
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Economic Analysis Tools
  • Conservation Finance Solutions

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"The course showed me the power of economics to help understand the complexity of managing our natural resources. I now see why many of the strategies that conservationists put in place don't have the impact we expect.”
Melissa Carmody
WCS, Chile, 2019 course graduate

EXPERIENCE WORLD-CLASS TEACHING

Sessions will be taught by experts in environmental economics and conservation finance with extensive field experience and an understanding of real-world conservation challenges. Our instructors are drawn from CSF staff as well as leading academic and international institutions such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Hawai’i and Conservation Finance Alliance.  Links to individual instructor profiles are provided at the bottom of this page.

JOIN A GLOBAL NETWORK OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

Course graduates will join a network of more than 3,000 CSF alumni in 40 countries. This course is for professionals at the forefront of global environmental challenges and past participants have come from government, NGOs/CSOs, academia, the private sector, and multilateral institutions. Previous training in economics is not required. Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. To register, fill out the online registration form and send payment by wire transfer or check. Payment details will be provided upon receipt of your completed registration form.

Tuition for the 5-day course is $2000 USD. Register and pay before March 1, 2020 to receive a $200 tuition discount. Final payment deadline is May 1, 2020. Tuition includes instruction, materials, breakfast, and lunch. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel to and from the course, and other meals.


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“I enjoyed the course tremendously. The content was great and I really liked how it progressed from fundamentals to applied examples. The teaching was excellent and the other students were also great - lots of fun and a good networking opportunity.”
Laura Whitford
TNC, Australia, 2017 course graduate
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