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ELTI meeting

February 25, 2008

ELTI meeting

ELTI, a joint effort between STRI and Yale University, and STRI’s PRORENA, held the meeting “Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Trading: Science, Policy and Practical Mechanisms” on January 18

The Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI), a joint effort between STRI and Yale University, and STRI’s Native Species Reforestation Project (PRORENA), held the meeting “Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Trading: Science, Policy and Practical Mechanisms” on January 18, at the Tupper Center. The event was coordinated by Javier Mateo- Vega, Kristen Welsh, Carla Chizmar, Eva Garen and Jeannette Egger.

Mauricio Castro from EcoSecurities, STRI's William Laurance, Catherine Potvin from McGill University, Eduardo Reyes, Panama's Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM), Angel Ureña, Autoridad del Canal de Panamá, and Mark Wishnie from Equator Environmental were the keynote speakers at the meeting.

Among the topics discussed during the meetings were climate change: impacts and challenges for tropical ecosystems, carbon sales and market opportunities, land uses, forest projects along the Panama Canal, landscape administration, and other related subjects.

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