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CSF Newsletter November 2021

Securing Bajo Madidi for Future Generations

The largest municipal protected area in Bolivia, Bajo Madidi covers more than 1.5 million hectares and is home to some of the best preserved and pristine forests and savannas in the country. As part of our new project to identify and develop financial mechanisms to secure the long-term stability of this critical area, CSF's Carla Mendizábal Vergara and Irina Cabrerizo visited Bajo Madidi to conduct interviews with community members and collect primary data. Read more about this project and our field work here.

Economic Tools for Better Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia

As Asia experiences unprecedented economic growth, much of the region’s natural heritage is threatened by the rapid expansion of roads, railways, and other linear infrastructure development. As part of USAID's Linear Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia (LISA) Project, CSF provided important insights about how economic analysis can be used to evaluate and guide infrastructure planning and demonstrate the environmental and social benefits of safeguards. Read more about CSF's role in this important project here.

Publication Release: Economic Impacts on Human Health Resulting from the Use of Mercury in Illegal Gold Mining in the Brazilian Amazon: A Methodological Assessment

Earlier this year, CSF-Brazil completed an analysis of the impacts on human health as a result of mercury use in artisanal and small-scale mining across Brazil. Our article has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is another important step towards consolidating the innovative methodology developed by CSF as part of the Mining Impacts Calculator, which has been widely used by government agencies in Brazil. We are now working to expand and adapt the tool for use in Colombia and Peru.

CSF Welcomes Kaddu Sebunya & Urban Lehner to Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce our two newest board members: Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya (left) and Urban Lehner (right). The Chief Executive Officer for the African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu brings more than 25 years' experience in conservation. A 33-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, Urban has been a lifelong birder and conservationist.

We are Hiring!

CSF is recruiting a Communications Manager to lead the organization’s outreach efforts from our headquarters in Washington, D.C. More information about the position and how to apply can be found on our website.

Recent News

Sintang’s Focus Group Discussion on The Revision of The General Investment Plan Towards The Green Initiative 2030

Updates From Our National Seminar and Policy Dialogue in Indonesia

Piensa Verde Promotes the First Green Carpet Collection

CSF’s Mining Impacts Calculator Makes an Impact on the Ground

Recent Publications

2021 Course Report: Economics and Finance for Environmental Leadership

Analysis of Road Impacts in Madre de Dios, Ucayali and Cusco

CSF Working Paper, in Spanish

Cost Benefit Analysis of the Creation of the Nazca Ridge National Reserve

CSF Working Paper, in Spanish

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