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2017 Annual Boething Lecture: Dr. Alvaro Umaña
Dr. Alvaro Umaña, Senior Research Fellow at CATIE and Costa Rica’s first Minister of Environment and Energy
"Reversing tropical deforestation and the evolution of ecosystem services policies in Costa Rica"
While deforestation in Latin America increased by 70% from 2000-2010, driven by agricultural expansion, Costa Rica was one of the few tropical countries where forests were growing back. This reversal is thanks, in part, to Costa Rica’s Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Program, pioneered over 20 years ago. Many lessons can be learned from the Costa Rican example, to help guide potential similar programs in other countries.
- Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Geo Corner Building 320, Room 105
Reception to follow; Free and open to the public.
For more infomation, contact Michelle Valencia.
The Boething Lecture Series, in honor of John and Susan Boething, addresses forest and the human predicament.
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
- 650.736.9506, firstname.lastname@example.org