09 Dec 2012 - 11 Dec 2012 Kathmandu, Nepal
SANDEE is organizing a three day training on valuing ecosystem services(InVest) in Godavari, Nepal.
The Natural Capital (NC) Project has a vision of sensitizing stake-holders of the values of natural capital in supporting human well-being. It is advancing three strategies to achieve this vision: creating innovative, practical tools; testing and implementing these in major policy decisions, in sites and sectors globally; and engaging leaders to magnify the impact of models of success.
The NC project has developed a family of tools called InVEST to map and value the goods and services from nature which are essential for sustaining and fulfilling human life. InVEST enables decision-makers to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems." (http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/InVEST.html).