EfD-CA is part of the organizers of the VI SARA’s Institute Public Conferences series. Fellow researcher Matias Piaggio is part of the organizing team, this year’s theme of the conference is: “Seeking sustainable pathways for land use in Latin America.
As part of its Third Annual Meeting, members of the CASCADE project, which is co-led by Conservation International (CI) and CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education), reviewed the overall progress of the initiative as well as the main results obtained in the different lines of research.
Newspaper highlights the work in State of the Nation Program of EfD Central America researchers Juan Robalino and Laura Villalobos
This past Thursday November 19th “La Nación” (the main newspaper in Costa Rica) published an article highlighting the work done for a special report about the impact evaluation of conservation policies that was written for the “State of the Nation Program" by EfD Central America researchers Juan Robalino and Laura Villalobos.
The Environment for Development Central America Center (EfD Central America) hosted the EfD Annual Policy Interaction Workshop held September 16, 2015 at the Bougainvillea Hotel, Heredia, Costa Rica. This year’s theme was: "The role of Research for the Development of Policy on Water Resources and Climate Change".
EfD Central America Director contributes to capacity building and a dialogue on the Economy of Climate Change in Costa Rica
EfD Central America Director, Francisco Alpizar held a keynote speech in the “Capacity building and dialogue on the economy of climate change” Program in Costa Rica hosted by The Central America Academy, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme.
The Latin America Green Awards recognize the 500 best projects of environmental practices in the region, and the Projects AC3 and CASCADE were recognized in this top 500. The event gets people to discover and celebrate that there are many ways to help the environment in the region.
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is celebrating its first 10 years of activities and to celebrate its accomplishments the LACEEP authorities brought together previous and current grantees, policy and decision makers, academicians and other key actors of the environmental and resource economics of the region.
EfD-CA Center Director Francisco Alpizar acknowledged for his participation in the first Encyclical of Pope Francisco on the Environment.
Past Thursday 18th Pope Francisco released its long-awaited Encyclical on the Environment in which he warned against "suicidal" behavior of a global economic system. This same day a national news article acknowledged the participation of EfD-CA Center Director Francisco Alpizar in the Encyclical on the Environment. Alpizar was one of three Latin Americans who participated in the meeting held in May 2014 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. To read the complete article please click Here (Spanish Only).
On Thursday and Friday this week, May 28-29, Maria Naranjo visits The Choice Lab. During her stay, she will discuss the design of the project "Risk taking and fairness: A lab in the field experiment with coffee farmers in Costa Rica”.
CASCADE Project as part of the National Forum: Climate Smart Territories: an approach to land management and adaptation to climate change.
Project coordinator Barbara Viguera, represented the CASCADE project in the National Forum: Climate Smart Territories: an approach to land management and adaptation to climate change, held May 6 in La Ceiba, Honduras.
EfD- CA Center Director Francisco Alpízar release an opinion article on the commercialization of shark fins from Costa Rica
Center director Francisco Alpízar and Chairman of the Board of the association “Forever Costa Rica” released an opinion article titled: “The sharks, the finning and the public interest”.
CASCADE project will have great presence in the Climate Smart Agriculture conference in Montpellier (March 16th - 18th)
EfD- Senior Researcher Milagro Saborío will be participating as key note speaker with the presentation: “How do coffee farmers adapt to perceived changes in climate? Evidence from Central America. “
EfD-CA senior researcher Roger Madrigal participates in IWRA World Water Congress 2015 and the ICARUS IV Global Meeting
EfD-CA researcher Roger Madrigal will participate as speaker in the XVth IWRA World Water Congress as well as in the ICARUS IV Global Meeting. Dr. Madrigal´s research work entitled “Adaptive capacity, drought and the performance of community-based drinking water organizations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua “ will be presented in both events.
Investigador EfD-CA Roger Madrigal participará en Congreso Mundial del Agua IWRA 2015 y en la Cuarta Reunión Mundial ICARUS
El investigador de EfD Centroámerica Roger Madrigal participará como ponente en el XV Congreso Mundial del Agua IWRA, así como en la Cuarta Reunión Mundial ICARUS .
EfD Central America center director Francisco Alpízar participated as part of a panel for the national radio show “Nuestra Voz” on January 14, 2015. The topic under discussion was: Practices to reduce the ecological footprint of Costa Rica to be urgently included in the education system. The panel approached critical issues on improving the practices to reduce the ecological footprint in the country.
Back in 2009, EfD Central America researchers Francisco Alpizar, Maria Angelica Naranjo and Alberto Vargas worked with The Nature Conservancy in Costa Rica estimating a cost base structure for the allocation of service concessions and non-essential activities within the protected wilderness areas. The findings are now implemented in Chirripó National Park in Costa Rica.
AC3 Project interview with Yamileth Astorga, CEO of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AYA).
Community -based drinking water organizations (CBDWOs) are responsible for providing water for domestic consumption to 26.5% of the population in Costa Rica. The “Water for human Consumption, Communities and Climate change: expected impacts and Adaptation in Central America” (AC3 project), project aims to improve decision-making about investment in the design of plans and policies for CBDWOs’ adaptation to climate change in Central America. At the 5th Latin American Meeting of Community Water Management, AC3 project coordinator Eugenia León sat down and talked with the new CEO of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AYA), Yamileth Astorga, Msc.
LACEEP started the short course "Policy analysis for environmental economics" by Professor Nancy Olewiler
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) started the short course "Policy analysis for environmental economics" by Professor Nancy Olewiler from School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada.
Click here for the English version. El proyecto:Agua para consumo humano, comunidades y cambio climático: Impactos esperados y adaptación en América Central (AC3) administrado por CATIE con apoyo financiero de IDRC, participó como colaborador y expositor en el lV Encuentro Latinoamericano de Gestión Comunitaria del Agua, realizado del 9 al 11 de Setiembre en San Carlos, Costa Rica.
EfD Central America is pleased to introduce our new Communication Officer, Eugenia León.
New deadline for EfD's 2015 proposal submission is June 1, 2014. All proposals must be presented in the respective EfD Center Workshops before submission.
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is organizing its VIII Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course, titled “Valuation and Household Surveys” which will be carried out at CATIE’s headquarters in Turrialba, Costa Rica from July 21 - 31, 2014.
EfD-CA researchers and partner organizations are putting together an ambitious capacity building and training agenda for 2014.
The use of scientific based information for decision-making is at the heart of the research agenda for the EfD-CA Center. In line with this is policy and program evaluation that can use to feedback policymakers in improving programs and reducing uncertainty.
Students from Latin America received training in Experimental economics This June 24 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean completed the training course on “Experimental economics with applications to the environment” by EfD-CA partner, LACEEP at CATIE.
EfD-CA Center research fellows Róger Madrigal and Eugenia León conducted the first field visits in rural communities in Nicaragua for the project.
Call for papers to the workshop. The goal of the event is to stimulate research in environmental and natural resource economics that is relevant to economic development in the region. To be held in Mexico City, October 4-5, 2013.
The activity consisted of presentations and analysis of multiple forest financing schemes with the goal to identify alternative financing sources for sustainable forestry.
The Inter-American Development Bank is organizing a series of lectures with emphasis on Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
At the recent EfD annual meeting in Costa Rica the Coordination Committee made a number of important decisions.
International and Costa Rican local media showed great interest in covering the EfD Policy Day celebrated on October 25, 2012
The goal is to identify needs for policy making and research in these three issues that are key for development in Central America.
PRESS RELEASE: Experts and policymakers meet in Costa Rica to discuss climate change, water and natural resources
The goal is to identify needs for policy making and research in these three issues that are key for development in Central America.
Introducing The CASCADE Project: a new research initiative on ecosystem-based adaptation in Central America
CATIE and Conservation International joined forces to work together in research and capacity building to bring impacts at both the policy and field implementation scale.
Martin Persson to present book chapter of research by EfD at a conference and a workshop in Portland, USA
The conference is organized by Ecosystem Service Partnership and the workshop by CGIAR, ICRAF and CIFOR.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Centro Vernon Smith announces a three-day international conference to be held in Antigua Guatemala, October 25th-27th, 2012.
Ferraro is a Fulbright Scholar (2011-2012) and will be working at EfD-CA as guest researcher from January until June, 2012.
ICAP Training Course in Costa Rica. From 19-28 March 2012. Applications deadline extended to 20 December 2011 (previously 15 December 2011).
Experts from around the world converge to discuss new approaches and policies for understanding the links between ecosystem services and evaluating the effects of agricultural development strategies and human well-being.
Call for Nominations is open to attend the 2012 AAEA Annual Meeting in Seattle, August 12–14, 2012. Deadline: Monday, December 5th, 2011. For more info click on the web link below.
Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people.
A highly selected interdisciplinary group of experts working on water and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama City, Panama from Thursday, September 29th to Saturday, October 1st, 2011.
Project will conduct socioeconomic studies of the links between water and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean
The project seeks to promote capacity building for research, analysis and evaluation of the impacts of climate change and water, using the tools of environmental economics.
Arranca proyecto de estudios socioeconómicos de los vínculos entre agua y cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe
Con el proyecto se busca promover la creación de capacidad de investigación, análisis y la evaluación del impacto del cambio climático y agua, utilizando las herramientas de la economía ambiental
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Participants from Latin America and the Caribbean completed the Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course on Impact Evaluation by LACEEP at CATIE
The IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) will work to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making by linking the scientific community and policy makers. The workshop and assessments will take place in Tokyo, Japan from the 25 to 27 of July 2011.
Economists in Latin America are moving beyond the prevailing ‘macro’ orientation of their research focusing more on questions linked to development and the use and management of the environmental resource base in the region.
Through gathering landowners’ experiences and actual practices in situ, researchers at EfD-CA Center work on confirming research findings, contextualize, validate research, and set new hypothesis.
EfD-CA at CATIE takes advantage of research synergies in institutional aspects of climate change, biodiversity, and water.