Training objectives and target group


Training objectives

arrow Provide a theoretical rationale for recognizing the importance of biodiversity in impact assessment.
arrow Promote understanding of how humans value the functions and services that flow from biodiversity conservation and how decline in benefits from these services is reflected in economic terms.
arrow Stimulate the importance of integrating economic valuation principles in EA framework for mainstreaming biodiversity in impact assessment.
arrow Build capacity of participants to use economic techniques for valuing biodiversity and incorporating those values into the decision-making process.
arrow Introduce regulatory and market-based mechanisms for integrating biodiversity into mitigation planning for biodiversity.

Target group

EIA professionals, conservation community, business groups, planners, corporate environmental managers, decision-makers and other professionals committed to more responsible project planning through better integration of biodiversity in business or planning decisions.