Conservation International is an international non-governmental organisation that focuses on protecting the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of humans: food, fresh water, livelihoods and a stable climate. Building upon a foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity.
Our collaboration: SwedBio is supporting the Conservation International-Costa Rica office to develop policy exchanges between Costa Rica and a range of other countries that are interested in implementing their own Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. The project undertakes follow up and planning after the exchanges to ensure continued momentum by hosting national roundtable discussions and planning meetings. The project also looks to establish a standardised south-south policy exchange model and to provide ready resources including best practices around biodiversity financing, biodiversity safeguards, and the participation of indigenous and local communities.