Economics and management of natural resources
International negotiations, economic and legal instruments for climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity conservation”
By the end of the training, participants will be able to understand the key public policy instruments used around the world for environmental, natural resource and biodiversity management and climate change adaptation. They will be able to design public environmental policies based on the relevant use and combination of different economic and legal instruments.
Researchers, doctoral students, project managers, members of development and environmental NGOs
English or french
Training duration 5 days
- The global ecological crisis: presentation of the dynamics of climate change, its effects (key figures), the erosion of biodiversity, problems of pollution and depletion of certain natural resources), the debate on sustainability and the green economy.
- International environmental negotiations:
- Positions, stakes and prospects, the place of forests in the negotiations on climate, biodiversity and desertification: carbon markets, intellectual property rights, benefit-sharing, neutrality in land degradation, etc.
- The role of forests in the negotiations on climate change, biodiversity and desertification.
- Regulatory debate - economic instruments
- Ecological taxation and its various possible uses
- Rights contracts within the framework of cap-and-trade systems (climate, fisheries, water...)
- Project-based "carbon credit" mechanisms: the example of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and lessons learned from CDM projects
- The REDD+ mechanism:
- History, from REDD to REDD+: the state of negotiations
- The issue of financing (carbon market or fund) and architecture (project, jurisdictional, national scale)
- Policies and measures within the REDD+ framework
- Payments for environmental services (PSE)
- Ecological/biodiversity compensation (regulatory and voluntary)
- Intellectual property rights and the Agreement on Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the Convention on Biological Diversity
- Introduction to the debates on adaptation: concepts of resilience and vulnerability, policies and measures in use, how to assess them.
- Financing sustainable development and global public good
- Review and training evaluation
- Alain Karsenty (economist, specialist in environmental policy and economic instruments) will be the main speaker,
- Abigail Fallot, economist, specialist in the adaptation and resilience of socio-ecosystems, will speak on various aspects related to her specialty
- Sigrid Aubert, a specialist in environmental law, will speak on intellectual property rights and related topics
Good general knowledge and minimal scientific information on climate and environmental issues