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Conference: Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Trading: Science, Policy and Practical Mechanisms


The annual ELTI-PRORENA Conference gathered over 150 participants from the governmental and private sector, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and indigenous groups to discuss the emerging carbon markts and the opportunities and challenges they present for conserving biodiversity and mitigating the effects of climate change.


Potential Impacts of Global Change in Tropical Ecosystem
Dr. William F. Laurance

Carbon Sales and the International Agenda: Land Use and Socio-Economic Considerations
Dr. Catherine Potvin

The Carbon Market: How it Works and Opportunities
Mauricio Castro-Salazar

Emerging Carbon Markets and Landscape Management
Mark Wishnie

Forestry Projects in the Panama Canal Watershed and Opportunities for Clean Development Mechanisms
Mr. Angel Ureña Vargas

Challenge for Panama in the Face of Climate Change
Eduardo Reyes

Summary and Closing
Dr. Jeff Hall