Environmental Services Workshop

The meeting will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the development of environmental and ecosystem services transactions and markets in Latin America. Organized at the request of and in collaboration with the Avina Foundation and CIDES, the three-day event will assemble national and international experts to discuss evolution and trends in the ecosystem services markets and sources of financing, local participation and the role of institutions and legal governance in the development of markets for carbon, water, biodiversity, and marine resources. This workshop will build on the first two Ecosystem Services focused workshops in Latin America commissioned by the Avina Foundation in Brazil and Andean region. While the event will draw strength from local expertise and highlight initiatives from Central America, the discussions will be structured to be relevant throughout Latin America and will include participation by representatives from all over Mesoamerica and South America.