Methods and tools for biodiversity and ecosystem services valuation and management
The invisible numbers behind ecosystems services
The GROW Colombia project, led by the Earlham Institute and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), aims to strengthen and enhance the knowledge and protection of biodiversity in Colombia.
This workshop is part of the training programme of the GROW Colombia project and is organised in collaboration with local partners and the “BRIDGE Colombia” Network, established in 2017, and which brings together multiple partners from Colombia and the United Kingdom.
At this workshop, researchers from the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), together with Colombian colleagues will discuss a range of economic approaches and methods to value and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Thirty motivated Colombian participants will be invited to attend the workshop. The aim will be to broaden their knowledge of economics tools and increase their ability to operate within the framework of national policies and legislation, such as the National Policy on Sustainable Production and Consumption (2010), National Biodiversity Policy, National Green Business Plan (2014), the decree defining methodologies for environmental economic assessment (2018) and the National Development Plan 2018-2022.
The workshop offers the opportunity to learn approaches to sustainability, the theory of value for ecosystem services and biodiversity (and natural capital), decision support systems (like cost-benefit analysis and the balance sheet approach), and economic tools for decision-making
By the end of the workshop you should:
This workshop hopes to attract students, professors and researchers from universities and research centres, plus public servants, companies, and other representatives of the National Environmental System (SINA) and the National Science Technology and Innovation System (CTel), legally constituted in Colombia.
Participants should have:
*A basic knowledge of English would be a valuable skill but is not a requirement, as the workshop offers simultaneous translation and all material will be available in both English and Spanish.
How to apply:
You will be required to submit an application by Tuesday 16 July. As part of the registration process you will be asked to:
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and based on the applicant’s:
Successful applicants should expect to hear no later than 12 August. The decision of the selection committee is final, except in the case of administrative error.
This event is kindly supported by the GROW Colombia project, which is led by the Earlham Institute and which is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Participants commit to:
In addition, participants accept that:
The workshop will be held at Hotel ESTELAR Parque de la 93, Bogota, Colombia.
Registration is free of charge, however only thirty (30) applicants will be selected through this open call to participate in this workshop.
Selected participants from outside of Bogotá will have flight and accommodation costs covered directly by the Earlham Institute, or by reimbursement of expenses where agreed prior to booking by participants.
Registration deadline: 17 July 2019
Participation: Open application with selection process