An Exciting Self Paced Course from CSF

Learn the basics of valuation anytime, anywhere

CSF's course on Environmental Valuation allows you to engage with capacity building on your own schedule. In this course, you will learn what environmental valuation is, why is it important, and the different ways economists use valuation to inform policy and decision-making in multiple conservation contexts. Whether you are a manager, researcher, academic, environmental professional, or another interested party, the valuation tools in this course may be exactly what you need to meet your organization's conservation-based goals.
  • World-Class Teaching

    Our course combines lectures on fundamental concepts with readings and webinars that show interesting applications of environmental valuation in real-world scenarios.

  • Flexible Timing

    This self-paced course takes roughly 12-13 hours to complete, with each chapter consisting of about 1-2 hours of substantiative content. Stop and start at any time without penalties or deadlines.

  • Inclusive & Diverse

    Conservation and sustainable development practitioners from every country and background are invited to enroll. Participants must be comfortable reading and speaking in English.

Course Content

This course will consists of the following chapters:

The Fundamentals of Valuation

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Valuation
  • Chapter 2: Economic Values and Valuation


Valuation Methods and Approaches

  • Chapter 3: Production Function and Market Price Valuation Methods
  • Chapter 4: Cost-Based Methods
  • Chapter 5: Revealed Preference and Benefits Transfer
  • Chapter 6: Stated Preference Methods


Valuation Project Design

  • Chapter 7: Applying Valuation Concepts



Meet Your Course Instructor

Kim Bonine

Kim leads CSF’s Numbers for Nature Training Institute and Economics for Environmental Leadership training program, with activities in over 40 countries and five continents. Over the past 20 years, she has led the design and implementation of environmental economics courses and analysis projects in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and North and South America on themes such as wildlife conservation, infrastructure development, fisheries management, tourism economics, and sustainable livelihoods. Kim holds a MS in Earth Systems and a BA in Human Biology, both from Stanford University.

Questions about Enrolling?

Email training@conservation-strategy.org for more information