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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.

Economic Tools for Conservation: A Course for Natural Resource Managers in Bhutan

The primary goal of this course was to give natural resource managers in Bhutan familiarity with the main concepts of economics and how these concepts apply to conservation of the environment and natural resources. By the end of the course, many participants had formed specific ideas on how to use economic analysis to better accomplish their environmental objectives. The course presented the fundamental concepts of microeconomics, which deal with market theory, and then moved on to the area of environmental valuation and environmental policy. The course also included a module on cost-benefit analysis, during which participants learned how to assess the economic feasibility of projects and policies.

Course with Surui Indigenous People

Intercâmbio de Ecoturismo de Base Comunitária na RDS Mamirauá

A CSF está apoiando os povos indígenas Paiter-Surui e Parintintin na elaboração de planos de negócios de ecoturismo indígena em suas terras. O objetivo do curso foi proporcionar a esses povos uma vivência em um projeto de ecoturismo de base comunitária de sucesso no Brasil. O programa do curso incluiu passeios de observação de fauna e flora e troca de experiência durante as visitas técnicas nos diversos setores da Pousada. Além disso, foram proporcionadas reuniões com os líderes locais, a fim de discutir o processo de implementação da atividade, e palestras com os comunitários envolvidos na iniciativa.

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Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação de Ecossistemas Tropicais

O principal objetivo desse curso foi familiarizar os analistas da SMA/SP com os principais conceitos da economia e como esses conceitos podem ser utilizados na conservação da Mata Atlântica brasileira. O curso apresentou os fundamentos de microeconomia, da valoração econômica do meio ambiente e dos recursos naturais, do uso de instrumentos econômicos na avaliação de políticas ambientais e da análise custo-benefício de projetos. Ao final do curso foi realizada uma oficina que envolveu trabalhos em grupo na avaliação da aplicação potencial das ferramentas aprendidas pelos participantes em situações reais enfrentadas pela SMA no estado de São Paulo.

Economic Tools for Conservation - 2010 International Course

Conservation Strategy Fund offered its 12th annual international training course, Economic Tools for Conservation, at Stanford University from August 9 -20, 2010. Over the last decade this course has become recognized as the premier applied economics training event for conservation professionals from the developing world. During the comprehensive two-week session, participants learned to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work. Participants studied natural resource and environmental economics, practiced communication and negotiation techniques, and got hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis. This course was presented in partnership with the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.

Iguaçu Falls

Economic Tools for the Conservation of Tropical Ecosystems

The main goals of this course were (i) to give ICMBio analists familiarity with the main concepts of economics and how these concepts apply to conservation of the environment and natural resources; and (ii) to teach them the basics of designing and analyzing the financial feasibility of tourism concessions in protected areas using a financial model developed by CSF (CONCESS 1.0). At the end of the course, CSF supported participants in structuring ideas on how to use the tool to analyze real concessions in Brazilian federal protected areas. The course presented the fundamental concepts of microeconomics, which deal with market theory, and then moved on to the area of environmental valuation and environmental policy.

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Investigaciones Económicas para la Conservación en los Andes Tropicales del Sur

Conservación Estratégica (CSF) convoca a investigadores y analistas a proponer investigaciones aplicadas en el marco del Programa “Construyendo Destrezas Económicas para aportar a la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales del Sur”, con el apoyo financiero de la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.

En el marco de este programa, CSF ha diseñado un fondo concursable de becas de investigación para profesionales que trabajan en temas de análisis económico relacionados con el medio ambiente.

Los participantes recibirán de CSF y de sus profesionales asociados asistencia técnica y capacitación en teoría económica y análisis económico ambiental para incrementar sus capacidades de realizar estudios de investigación económica aplicada.

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Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação no Sul do Amazonas

A Conservação Estratégica propõe desenvolver um curso dirigido aos profissionais que atuam em iniciativas de combate ao desmatamento e avanço da fronteira agro-pecuária no Sul do Amazonas.

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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.

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Capacitación en Negociación Ambiental

Un entrenamiento para profesionales decisores en conservación y manejo de recursos naturales

América Latina se encuentra envuelta en una creciente conflictividad socio-ambiental, y en muchos casos las instituciones públicas y los actores sociales tienen capacidades limitadas para responder de forma adecuada y efectiva a los conflictos.

Tomando en cuenta esa realidad, Conservación Estratégica, con la colaboración de la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano y el auspicio de la Fundación Gordon y Betty Moore, convoca a representantes de organizaciones de conservación, comunidades locales, y de entidades públicas a un Curso de Capacitación en Negociación Ambiental, a llevarse a cabo del 17 al 22 de agosto del presente año.

Programa

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Economic Tools for Conservation - 2009 International Course

In 2009 Conservation Strategy Fund gave its 11th annual international training course Economic Tools for Conservation at Stanford University. During the two-week course, participants learn to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work. Participants study natural resource and environmental economics, practice communication and negotiation techniques, and get hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis. This course is presented in partnership with the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University and The Nature Conservancy.

Program
The course covers the following subjects:

Microeconomics
Market theory: supply, demand, market equilibrium, and competition.