Training objectives and target group
|Provide a theoretical rationale for recognizing the importance of biodiversity in impact assessment.|
|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.|
|Stimulate the importance of integrating economic valuation principles in EA framework for mainstreaming biodiversity in impact assessment.|
|Build capacity of participants to use economic techniques for valuing biodiversity and incorporating those values into the decision-making process.|
|Introduce regulatory and market-based mechanisms for integrating biodiversity into mitigation planning for biodiversity.|
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.
Last Updated: January 16, 2014