Financing Protected Areas: Addressing the costs of prevention

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst conducted in english, workshop will have available translation to Korean and Spanish.

About Workshop

Financing of natural protected areas usually depends on public funding, even thou there are several and growing risks generated by private activities. From tourism and agriculture through extractive industries and dams, either on central or peripheral areas, a wide spectrum of risks determines increasing activities and costs emerging from prevention tasks. Public private partnerships shall address such issues building on a new generation of green funds.

Workshop will analyze available mechanisms for determine costs arising from environmental risks generated by natural resources based activities throughout the whole cycle of natural protected areas management (planning, implementing, monitoring, participation).

Furthermore there will be visited successful experiences on implementation and funding and room will be open to a frank debate about effectiveness of financing schemes and recent trends.

Featuring presentations from José Musmeci (Fundación Patagonia Natural), Valerie Hickey (World Bank), James Hardcastle (UICN Pacific Region), Alberto Paniangua (PROFONANPE-RedLAC) and Sarah Lucas (UICN Environmental Law Center).

Target audience:

Policy makers, community representatives, civil society organizations, corporate actors whose activities are based within areas that may influence natural protected areas or those who may increase their reputation profile by way of endorsing corporate social responsibility programs.

Geographical scope:

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