Conservation Finance Consultant at Independent
I also have expertise in:
Turks and Caicos Islands
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Viviana is an environmental lawyer and conservation finance consultant with experience in public-private approaches to nature management and environmental finance. Amongst others, she has worked analyzing and developing laws and policy for the conservation of marine and coastal resources, and have advised a wide range of actors on climate change law and financing transactions. From 2015-2019 she was a legal consultant to the Green Climate Fund.
During her time at Wolfs Company, she developed the Sustainable Finance Framework ‘Eco2Fin’, and participated in its application to identify, develop and assess Sustainable Finance mechanisms for MPA management in over 25 MPAs in the Wider Caribbean & Central America. Viviana also co-authored a study commissioned by JNCC UK to assess sustainable finance mechanisms in the Caribbean (Hagedoorn et al., 2017). She is co-author of the 2020 review of Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) and the update of the Practice Standards for CTFs, both commissioned by the Conservation Finance Alliance.
Viviana holds a law degree from the University of Costa Rica and a MSc. in Environment and Resource Management from the VU University in Amsterdam. She has also followed the Biodiversity Conservation online course of UNDP’s BIOFIN initiative.
Conservation finance, conservation trust funds, climate finance, legal and policy advice, coastal & marine protected areas
I Am Seeking
Consulting opportunities, opportunities for joint projects, partners for project opportunities
I Can Offer
Expertise in: Ecosystem services valuation, environmental & climate finance, legal and policy advice, coastal & marine protected areas. Workshop facilitation. Speaker at seminars or conferences.
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