Ecosystem valuation training series in support of the Grenada National Ecosystem Assessment


Through the Grenada National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) initiative, the Environment Division, Government of Grenada and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) have hosted a series of training webinars on Ecosystem Valuation.  The training was primarily geared towards the authors, contributors, policy makers and stakeholders involved in the Grenada NEA, but other interested persons were welcome to attend as well. This five part series of training webinars was facilitated by Mr. Alexander Girvan

Please scroll down for details of each session. Training recordings and presentation for all sessions are provided at the end of the page.

If you should require any further information, please contact Anastacia Lee Quay at [email protected]


Session 5

Date: Tuesday 9th March 2021

Title: Valuation Methods 3

Topics covered:

  • Data collection for valuation
  • How to use valuation to support your chapter

Session 4

Date: Friday 5th March 2021

Title: Valuation Methods 2

Topics covered:

  • Executing various valuation methods
  • Pros and cons of various valuation methods
  • Selecting appropriate valuation methods

Session 3

Date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Title: Valuation Methods 1

Topics covered:

  • Economic fundamentals that underpin economic valuation
  • Policy and market failure
  • Categories of valuation methods

Session 2 

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021

Title: Overview of environmental economics and nature’s contribution to people  

Topics covered: Why value the environment? Why is undervaluing the environment a problem? Total Economic Value and Nature’s contribution to people (NCP); The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) concept of ecosystem services

Session 1 

Date: Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Title: Understanding the economic value of biodiversity

Topics covered: What are ecosystem services? How does nature contribute to your well-being? Basic concepts of economic valuation.
Using economic language to communicate environmental information.

Recordings and Presentation for Ecosystem Valuation Training Sessions:

  • Recording of Training Session 1 here.  Presentations of Session 1 available here.
  • Recording of Training Session 2 here.  Presentations of  Session 2 available here.
  • Presentations of Sessions 3-5 available here.
  • Recording of Training Session 3 here.
  • Recording of Training Session 4 here.
  • Recording of Training Session 5 here.