In a move to deepen its ties to Central America, the Global Conservation Standard has entered into an agreement with the Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Law (CEDARENA), a Costa Rican NGO, based in San José, which was founded in 1989.
“We are happy to have found trustworthy partners by appointment of GIZ, the German society for development cooperation in Costa Rica”, explains GCS Chairman Dr. Michael Dutschke. Cedarena is becoming the interface for project developers in the Central American region. They are distributing the Project Identification Note (PIN) template in Spanish and execute the formal review of project submissions, before forwarding them to the GCS Secretariat in Germany.
Cedarena chairman Carlos Murillo in turn, sees a lot of overlap in the ultimate aim of both organizations: “Our common denominator is the landscape approach on development”, he argues. “Both parties are committed to channel ethical investment into sustainable landscapes.”