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Foto de Cachoeira Casca D'Anta

Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação e Planejamento de Infraestrutura na Amazônia - Formulário de Inscrição

Com o apoio da Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (United States Agency for International Development) e da Fundação Gordon and Betty Moore, a Conservação Estratégica realizou  o curso de Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação e Planejamento de Infraestrutura na Região Amazônica, no período de 13 a 24 de agosto de 2012, no Hotel Mestre D’Armas, próximo a Brasília.  Durante essas duas semanas, os participantes aprenderam a usar a economia de forma mais estratégica para planejar e alcançar sucesso em seus esforços de desenvolvimento relacionados à infraestrutura e meio ambiente.

Ecosystem Spotlight: The Albertine Rift

Photo of gorilla in the Albertine Rift, Uganda

The Albertine Rift is the 920-mile long western area of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. It runs from the northern end of Lake Albert to the southern end of Lake Tanganyika. Formed over millions of years, the Albertine Rift is the result of two tectonic plates that once collided and are now slowly moving apart. This geologic activity has created some of Africa's tallest mountains and many of the world's deepest lakes. In addition, the unique variation in elevations has contributed to the diversity of habitats that include wetlands, alpine grasslands, lowland and montane forests, and woodland savannas. Within these habitats, one finds everything from active glaciers to volcanoes.

Alum José Serra collaborates with CSF on economic study of proposed Inambari dam

Inambari Dam

On January 17, CSF course graduate José Serra and CSF's Alfonso Malky presented an economic study of the proposed Inambari dam, designed to generate hydropower primarily for Brazilian consumers. The study, sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society's Peru office, examines the feasibility of the project, which would harness energy from an Amazon tributary in the country's southeastern jungle. Serra led the investigation, looking into the overall economic return, environmental costs, profits for the dam builder and impacts on various sectors of Peruvian society. Results showed that the project's feasibility depends on charging a relatively high electricity price and delivering benefits, in the form of flow control, to downstream dams in Brazil.

CSF Launches HydroCalculator Tool Version 3.0

CSF recently released the HydroCalculator Version 3.0 with two major advances. First, the tool interactively enables the user to pinpoint the exact location of the hydro project on a map, which can show satellite imagery and terrain. Second, a global map of land-cover types, with corresponding carbon densities, has been linked to the tool so that it automatically calculates net carbon emissions. Advanced users can override the land-cover selection and choose up to four different types of land-covers flooded by the dam, and their respective shares of the area inundated. We have added dozens of land-cover types – all of those included in the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center dataset.

Finding the Balance Between Biodiversity and Infrastructure

CSF will launch African and Himalayan initiatives and expand Andes-Amazon programs through $1.2 million agreement with Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) program of USAID.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a $1.2 million agreement with Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) to launch a comprehensive initiative in central Africa, expand CSF’s programs in the Andes-Amazon region, and initiate a limited program in Asia’s Himalayan region. The goal of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through infrastructure best practices.

New conservation tools available for use on the CSF website

HydroCalculator 2.0 and the Roads Filter have just been released for use on CSF's website.

Both were showcased in early September in La Paz where CSF Bolivia staff rolled out the two strategic tools to prioritize conservation efforts in the face of road and dam development in South America. The first, the HydroCalculator enables people to quickly analyze the pros and cons of hydroelectric projects distinguishing between those that are relatively clean and efficient and those that are expensive and destructive. The hydro presentation is the third in a series that included similar events in Medellín, Colombia and Brasília, Brazil and ultimately aims to avoid destructive dam building.

Economía de las Represas Hidroeléctricas - La Paz, Bolivia

Salón Versalles, Hotel Radisson
9:00 a 14:00 hrs.
La Paz, Bolivia

Formulario de Inscripción en Linea

¿Las represas son buenas para la economía, para el medioambiente y para la gente?

Eso Depende !

Algunas represas hidroeléctricas pueden aportar energía confiable y urgentemente necesaria para las comunidades y ciudades con un costo menor para los consumidores y el medio ambiente. Otras represas traen consigo incremento en los precios de electricidad, desplazamiento de las comunidades y desastres medioambientales.

Economia de Usinas Hidroeléctricas

Data: 30 de agosto de 2011
das 9:00 às 17:00 horas.
Local: UnB, Brasília, DF.
Endereço: UnB – Universidade de Brasília.
Apoio: Universidade de Brasília.
Apoio: Fundação Gordon & Betty Moore.

Faça sua inscrição através do formulário online clicando aqui.

As usinas hidrelétricas são boas para a economia, o meio ambiente e as pessoas?

Madden Dam Panama

Economía de las Represas Hidroeléctricas

Inscripciones cerradas

Hotel Piedras Blancas
Medellín, Colombia

¿Las represas son buenas para la economía, para el medioambiente y para la gente?

Eso Depende !

Algunas represas hidroeléctricas pueden aportar energía confiable y urgentemente necesaria para las comunidades y ciudades con un costo menor para los consumidores y el medio ambiente. Otras represas traen consigo incremento en los precios de electricidad, desplazamiento de las comunidades y desastres medioambientales.

Entonces, ¿cómo podemos saber cuáles represas se deben construir?

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