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Sintang Consolidation Workshop: A Green District by 2030

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Workshop participants in Sintang. Photo credit: Sopian Hidayat

Exploring Conservation Agreements in the Bolivian Andean Amazon

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Workshop participants in the Real Beni community

Photo Credit:Lilian Apaza

The Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve & Communal Lands lies on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northwestern Bolivia. This reserve connects 4 protected areas in Bolivia and Peru, protects safeguards the headwaters of the Alto Beni River, serves to regulate the local water cycle, and is also a hotspot of endemic biodiversity.

Launch of a study on forest restoration models for private investment in the Brazilian Amazon

CSF-Brazil conducted a feasibility study of the most promising restoration business models for private investment in southern Amazon (AM) state, Brazil.

We conducted an economic assessment of three restoration models based on agroforestry found in the field: (1) Guaraná; (2) Coffee, cocoa and guaraná; (3) Coffee, cocoa, guaraná, açaí and banana. Feasibility results show that private investors can be attracted by these compelling business cases.

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Integrating landscape modeling into sustainable development planning in Sintang

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Sintarum waterfalls in Sintang. Photo credit: CSF

CSF-Indonesia is continuing to work with the government of Sintang to integrate sustainability principles into development planning. From January 15-18, we conducted a workshop on sustainable landscape modeling, building directly on the scenario planning workshop we held in October.

Forest restoration business analysis in Amazonas state, Brazil

CSF-Brazil, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Brazil), conducted a feasibility study of economically promising forest restoration business models for private investment in southern Amazonas (AM) state, Brazil.

The New York Declaration on Forests, launched at the UN Climate Summit 2014, established a goal of restoring 350 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2030, to support climate change mitigation. However, mobilizing funding from the private sector to address the finance gap to achieve Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) at scale has proven an enormous challenge.

Visiting forest restoration projects in the Brazilian Amazon

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Understanding the forest restoration models used.

Integrated Landscape Policy and Economics

In May 2017 we held a 5 day course on landscape economics and policy in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Thirty-five people participated in the course, which consisted of the following modules:

Day 1

  • Overview of strategic landscape issues and policy
  • Linkage of policy, institutions, and practice on the ground
  • Sustainable landscape governance framework
  • Sustainable development: key principles and application

Day 2

  • Basic microeconomics
  • Basic macroeconomics
  • Government budgetary issues and linkages to landscape policy
  • Village development planning and allocation of the village fund

Day 3

CASA Verde: Conservation Finance in Action in Bolivia

For the past year, CSF-Bolivia has been working on an innovative platform called CASA Verde which aims to engage different sectors of Bolivian society including conservation NGOs, private companies, and the general public, who are interested in contributing to environmental conservation. The main objective of CASA Verde is to improve conservation of ecosystems that sustain life and productive activities in Bolivia by promoting greater participation and awareness in society. CASA Verde will also contribute to the implementation of the commitments assumed by Bolivia in the National Development Plan, as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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