BIOFIN is launching a series of webinars on private lands conservation that will feature examples such as conservation easements, customary and collective property conservation, and Private Protected Areas (PPAs). This first session will focus on conservation easements in the US. Conservation easements are legally binding agreements between private landowners and non-profit land trusts or government to protect conservation values of a property. A new analysis from Colorado State University (CSU) found that each dollar invested by the state for these easements produced benefits of between $4 and $12 for Coloradans.
The webinar speaker, Andrew Seidl, is a co-author of the study and a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at CSU as well as a Senior Technical Advisor for BIOFIN. The Webinar will focus on the main lessons learnt from the mechanism's evolution and implementation in the US. The strengths, weaknesses and risks will be presented as well as relevant examples of implementation and the return on investment of such mechanism for the region of Colorado.
Facilitator: Marco Arlaud - Environmental Finance Expert for UNDP-BIOFIN
Speakers: Andrew Seidl - Professor at CSU and Senior Technical Advisor for UNDP-BIOFIN.