4th WCBR Workshop

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Date(s) - 16/03/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Gran Centro de Convenciones de Lima


UNESCO 4th WCBR Lima‘Economics in and around BRs’

ASC will be running the official workshop on ‘Economics in and around Biosphere Reserves’ at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima this March.

The 4WCBR will take place in the city of Lima, Perú, from the 14th until the 17th March 2016. The Congress will involve all National Committees of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and experts directly involved in the practical implementation of biosphere  reserves including representatives of national governments, biosphere reserves, local communities, UN agencies, and other organisations and institutions from all over the world which are working with the MAB Programme

The 4 day congress will also address issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 Agenda on topics such as sustainable economic development, the economic viability of nature conservation systems as well as the protection and sustainable use of natural resources amongst others.

Assist Social Capital will be running and chairing one of the official workshops, outcome which has resulted after our International Event in October 2015 on Social Enterprise in Biosphere Reserves’  hosted at the Galloway & Southern Ayshire Biosphere, Scotland. (Watch here our introductory video by First Deputy Minister John Swinney).

ASC will also be launching OASIIS – the OASIIS (Opening Access to Sustainable Independent Income Streams) platform which will showcase the real and positive impact of local sustainable businesses. OASIIS wishes to engage businesses in and around Biosphere Reserves who are delivering social and environmental benefits, and provide them an opportunity to connect with other like-minded businesses (locally & beyond) to share information and provide access to ne markets and investment opportunities. The website will be made available on the 16th March – until then take a first look here.

For further general information read the Napier University’s Blog featuring Assist Social Capital’s Executive Director Colin Campbell on ‘A new direction on sustainable development’