[Coral-List] Invitation: Launch of WRI Coastal Capital ecosystem valuation guidebook

Richard Waite RWaite at wri.org
Fri Feb 7 12:55:28 EST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On February 19, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and partners will release our newest publication in our Coastal Capital<https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wri.org%2fcoastal-capital&srcid=12358&srctid=1&erid=846513&trid=1edc013a-943e-4d43-a48c-d7756e108b62> series, a guidebook called Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean. This guidebook is intended for economic valuation practitioners-both economists and non-economists-who would like to conduct coastal ecosystem valuation to achieve influence and inform real-world decisions. The guidebook leads practitioners through the scoping, analysis, and outreach phases of a valuation effort.

To celebrate the publication's launch, grab your lunch and join us for a brownbag presentation and discussion with the WRI authors, Richard Waite, Lauretta Burke, and Erin Gray.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 19 from 12:30-13:30 (EST)

WHERE: At WRI's U.S. office in Washington, DC<https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.google.com%2fmaps%2fpreview%2fplace%2f10%2bg%2bst%2bne%2b20002%2f%4038.8989821%2c-77.0081139%2c17z%2fdata%3d%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x89b7b820dc995443%3a0xb71320eee105d3b4&srcid=12358&srctid=1&erid=846513&trid=1edc013a-943e-4d43-a48c-d7756e108b62> and on the web:

  *   RSVP in person<https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wri.org%2fevents%2fecosystem-valuation-decision-making-caribbean&srcid=12358&srctid=1&erid=846513&trid=1edc013a-943e-4d43-a48c-d7756e108b62>
  *   Register for webinar<https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f%2fwww2.gotomeeting.com%2fregister%2f820889466&srcid=12358&srctid=1&erid=846513&trid=1edc013a-943e-4d43-a48c-d7756e108b62>

We will provide:

  *   An overview of WRI's Coastal Capital<https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wri.org%2fcoastal-capital&srcid=12358&srctid=1&erid=846513&trid=1edc013a-943e-4d43-a48c-d7756e108b62> series
  *   Lessons learned from previous "influential" coastal valuation studies in the Caribbean
  *   An overview of the guidebook, including step-by-step advice on conducting coastal ecosystem valuation with a specific emphasis on informing decisions
  *   Thoughts on next steps and opportunities for collaboration
  *   Cookies!

Anyone interested in ecosystem valuation and coastal policy issues should attend!

Best regards,
Rich, Lauretta, and Erin

Richard Waite
Associate - Food, Forests & Water Program
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002 USA

Tel: +1 202-729-7734
rwaite at wri.org | Skype: richard.a.waite

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