BERKELEY, CA - International and Executive Programs (IEP) of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley announces its latest collaboration with Conservation Strategy Fund to offer the Economic Tools for Conservation course in the summer 2016. This two week program teaches participants to leverage the power of economic analysis to improve their conservation efforts.
Established in 1998, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) is an organization that sustains natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies driven by conservation economics. CSF focuses on bringing awareness to how conservation efforts and development projects benefit from rigorous economic analysis before implementation. Their approach to conservation has brought about many successes worldwide and has helped pave the way for more effective conservation efforts.
Participants learn to address environmental and societal issues from an economic perspective, gain hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis, and practice communication and negotiation techniques. Economic Tools for Conservation is taught by experts in environmental economics who also have extensive field experience and understand real-world conservation challenges. They are drawn from CSF staff as well as several leading academic and international institutions such as Harvard University, University of Brasilia, the World Bank, Duke University, and our partner UC Berkeley.
IEP invites you to expand your understanding of conservation practices through the Economic Tools for Conservation course and be part of a program that will give professionals the necessary tools and knowledge to bring about positive change.
IEP is a part of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources, and was founded to provide leaders the tools necessary to address environmental and natural resource challenges. IEP has specialized programs designed for professionals to stimulate discussion on topics related to the work of the College of Natural Resources.
For more information on the Economic Tools for Conservation Course, click here.
For more information on the Conservation Strategy Fund, click here.