THE CHILE CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION EXCHANGE IS ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AT ITS CONFERENCES AND OTHER MEETINGS.
1 INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: To promote the development of organizations such as land trusts that support private land conservation in collaboration with public agencies, including the development of a forum for such organizations to meet, train, advocate for funding and develop practice standards (looking to the Land Trust Alliance, the California Council of Land Trusts and the Bay Area Open Space Council as models);
2 COASTAL CONSERVATION STRATEGIES: To compare and encourage development of appropriate policies and tools for managing the coastal landscapes and marine protected areas in Chile and California;
3 GOVERNMENT FUNDING, PHILANTHROPY AND TAX INCENTIVES: To explore innovative government funding techniques, tax incentives and practices that will advance conservation philanthropy in Chile;
4 DERECHO REAL DE CONSERVACIÓN: To support implementation of this new legal tool (comparable to a conservation easement in the United States) in a manner that advances the public interest in the conservation of private land;
5 INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT with respect to NATIONAL PARKS AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR : To examine models of public-private partnerships, NGO support for parks and other protected areas ("friends groups"), conservancies and the appropriate development of gateway communities.
6 CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIANCY ; To explore adaptation and resiliency strategies and the restoration and management of protected areas;
7 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION : To exchange ideas and best practices in the field of outdoor environmental education.