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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
2010
File Beyond Borders: PES and REDD in the ASEAN Region by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
An Ecosystem Marketplace Insight Series publication covering: Payments for Ecosystem Services-Scaling Up…and Down; State of the Forest Carbon Markets Asia; Round Peg, Square Hole-Forest Carbon under Existing Law in Southeast Asia; Oddar Meanchey-REDD in Cambodia; Participatory Forest Management; EM Cheat Sheet-What is a Social Impact Assessment?; Asian Governments Explore Ecosystem Markets for Environmental Protection; The State of Play in MRV and REDD; The Prospects for PES in Vietnam; The Potential of Biodiversity Offsets in Vietnam; China and PES-New Approaches for Environmental Forestry
File Surui Carbon Fund-Brazil (English and Portuguese) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
New mechanisms of assigning economic value to natural resources, with the objective of keeping the forest standing in order to produce environmental services, have spurred the development of the Surui Carbon Project. First conceived by the Metareilá Indigenous Association of the Surui people, with the support of environmental and indigenous institutions, the project will finance monitoring and protection activities, sustainable production and improvement of local human resources, contributing to environmental conservation and cultural strengthening.
File Budongo-Bugoma Landscape REDD+ Project: Feasibility Assessment by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
Report by Johannes Ebeling and Sara Namirembe, Katoomba Incubator regarding the Budongo-Bugoma Landscape REDD+ Project feasibility assessment. This REDD+ Project aims to reduce deforestation and degradation and to promote regeneration of forests in the Budongo-Bugoma Landscape in Western Uganda. The project focuses on private and community forests in 3 districts (Hoima, Kibaale and Kyenjojo).
File Building Bridges: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
This report is compiled by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance and reviews the state of the voluntary carbon markets in 2010. Specifically highlighting the methodology for capturing the data, an introduction an explanation of voluntary carbon markets in 2010, standards and recent trends, including an overview of voluntary market standards and certification programs, registries and transaction platforms and voluntary market customers.
File Consolidating National REDD+ Accounting and Subnation Activities in Ghana by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
An assessment compiled by Forest Trends and Climate Focus aimed at strengthening national and project level capacity REDD+ in Ghana. The assessment reviews options for integrating subnational activities on REDD into the design of the national REDD+ plan in Ghana in a manner consistent with the emerging international REDD+ policy. The report describes the potential subnational approaches to REDD+ and technical arrangements for operationalizing these approaches, reviews REDD+ initiatives in Ghana and considers how they could benefit from international REDD+ incentives under the different subnational approaches, and researches specific aspects surrounding the implementation and development of subntational activities.
File FY10 Programmatic Report to USAID-TransLinks Program and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) from Forest Trends by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
This report reviews the FY10 accomplishments and work products related to: benefits and revenue sharing from PES analysis, legal analysis for PES in Peru, PES training modules, Katoomba - central Africa Planning, Katoomba - Marine meeting (February 2010), Katoomba - Mekong (June 2010), Katoomba - MAP event and USAID Brownbag on forest carbon (September 2010). Each work product is discussed in detail within the report.
File Implications of the Legal and Policy Framework for Tree and Forest Carbon in Ghana: REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:50 PM
This report presents an analysis of the legal and policy framework for tree and forest carbon in Ghana in an effort to contribute to this process. It shows that the current legal and regulatory structure for forestry and lands in Ghana provides indications of how carbon rights and benefits might be managed and distributed. The report also argues that realizing the full ecological and economic potential of REDD+ will require meaningful legal reforms and innovative application of existing mechanisms so as to effectively address the real drivers of deforestation and ensure permanence in any REDD+ activities.
2010 Southeast Asia Katoomba Meeting XVII (Hanoi, Vietnam) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
June 23‐24, 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam - Workshop entitled "Katoomba XVII: Taking the Lead: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia" was hosted by Forest Trends, the Katoomba Group, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International, and was made possible by support from USAID through the TransLinks Cooperative Agreement.
File Learning about Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Framework for developing forest carbon projects (Spanish) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
Guide from Forest Trends outlining Payments for Ecosystem Services and creating a framework for developing forest carbon projects. In Spanish.
File Legal Frameworks for REDD - Design and Implementation at the National Level (IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 77) by LiLing Choo — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:35 AM
Supplementary material for Forest Trend's Payments for Ecosystem Services Training Modules and Resources. Paper written by John Costenbader (Ed.), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This paper provides a detailed overview of regulatory design and implementation options specifically for a non-lawyer audience. This paper is based on the findings from four case studies (Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea), each representing varying geographies, forest cover and deforestation rates and stages of REDD preparation. The study questions whether legal clarity is an essential component for successful national REDD programs.
2010 Marine Katoomba Meeting XVI (Palo Alto, California, USA) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
File Paying Poseidon: Financing the Protection of Valuable Ecosystem Services by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
Ecosystem Marketplace Market Insight Booklet, compiled by Forest Trends and the Katoomba Group, describing the importance of financing the protection of valuable ecosystem services, specifically the role the ocean plays. The publication demonstrates the need to recognize the economic value of the ocean and combining marine biodiversity offsets with marine and coastal developments. hese articles were commissioned by Ecosystem Marketplace to serve as context and provide background for the Marine Katoomba Meeting, held in Palo Alto, California, on February 9–10, 2010.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services & Environmental Markets: Training Modules by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
A manual produced by Forest Trends and the Katoomba Group to provide capacity building materials for specific audiences regarding payments for ecosystem services and environmental markets. This manual outlines training modules for specific audiences with subject matter and learning objectives specific to that audience; public sector, private sector, public and non-profit sector, and rural communities.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services: Getting Started in Marine and Coastal Ecosystems - A Primer by LiLing Choo — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:13 AM
A manual compiled by Forest Trend and the Katoomba Group explaining what payments for ecosystem services (PES) are and how PES deals work in the marine environment. The primer is divided into 3 sections, the first reviews basic PES concepts, the second section details a step-by-step approach to developing Marine PES Deals and the third section outlines opportunities, risks and ideal conditions for poverty reduction.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services - Legal and Institutional Frameworks (IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 78) by LiLing Choo — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:14 AM
Supplementary material by Thomas Greiber (Ed), IUCN and the Katoomba Group for Forest Trend's Payments for Ecosystem Services Training Modules and Resources. This paper serves as a diagnostic tool to better understand the necessary legal and institutional basis for water-related PES schemes. The paper provides a background of PES, understanding water-related ecosystem services, the importance of legal frameworks for PES, the scope and contect of PES-related legislation, understanding and realizing the importance of property rights for PES, enabling public and private institutions and their roles in PES and the importance of governance for watershed PES. This paper also includes reports from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
2010 PES Workshop (La Ceiba, Honduras) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
August 9-13, 2010, La Ceiba, Honduras - The workshop, entitled Regional Workshop on Compensation and Payments for Ecosystems Services (Taller Regional: Compensación y Pago por Servicios Ambientales), was hosted by Forest Trends, the Environmental Leadership andTraining Initiative (ELTI), EcoLogic Development Fund and the Rainforest Alliance, and was made possible by support from USAID through the TransLinks Cooperative Agreement.
2010 PES & REDD Course (Madre de Dios, Peru) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
May 24-27, 2010, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru - Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and REDD Course for Community Leaders was hosted by Forest Trends and partners, with support from the Moore Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Co‐Operation (NORAD).
File REDD Opportunity Scoping Exercise (ROSE) for Ghana: ROSE Expert Workshop Report by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
The Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator developed the tool ROSE (REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise) in order to assess how and where to engage with REDD+ in a given country. The Ghana ROSE was one of three ROSE country case studies conducted in 2009 and provided the Katoomba Incubator a solid basis for strategic engagement with REDD+ in Ghana. This report highlights the first part of the ROSE methodology and the expert workshop, which was attended by 20 key informants from a range of sectors and backgrouns. The group came up with a set of criteria for prioritizing REDD+ "project types" and reviewed legal, institutional and policy barriers or challenges which would result in a boost for REDD+ in Ghana.
File REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE): A Tool for Prioritizing Sub-national REDD+ Activities - Case Studies from Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
The ROSE was developed by the Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator as a tool for classifying and prioritizing potential REDD+ sub-national activities and for assessing critical constraitnts to project development. The ROSE tool was developed and improved during 2009 by conducting case studies in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. The tool has two main phases; a 2-3 day expert workshop and an analysis of policy, legal and institutional constraints by a small in-country team following the workshop.This report report by Michael Richards, Rebecca Asare, Sara Namirembe, Jacob Olander and Matt Quinlan explains the ROSE methodology and process, and summarizes the key findings of the case studies.
File State of Biodiversity Markets: Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
This report highlights the spectrum of biodiversity markets aimed at reducing development impacts to biodiversity, a practice referred to as compensatory mitigation. Some countries are in the early stages of implementation or identification of this practice, while others have mature systems. This report describes the background, scope and methods of compensatory mitigation and examples of compensation programs in North America, Central & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and the developing programs in Africa.
File Ecosystem Marketplace-State of Watershed Payments by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 08:50 PM
A global research effort conducted by Ecosystem Marketplace identified a total of approximately 288 payments for watershed services (PWS) and water quality trading (WQT) programs in varying stages of activity over the past 30 years. In 2008, the baseline year, about 127 programs were actively receiving payments or transacting credits. The total transaction value from all programs actively engaged in 2008 is estimated at US$9.3 billion. Over the entire time span of recorded activity, total transaction value is estimated at slightly more than US$50 billion, impacting some 3.24 billion hectares. This report has 3 objectives, 1) to use project-level data to estimate the overall size and scope of the payments directed to protest or restore watershed services; 2) to account for the full spectrum of watershed services activities and track changes going forward, and 3) to look ahead at the opportunities and challenges based on the current level of transactions, experimentation, and lessons learned. Featured in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories, September 7, 2010.
File Tools for the Tides: Exploring Coastal and Marine Markets by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
Ecosystem Marketplace Insight Booklet on Coastal and Marine PES Markets. Many of the articles in this Insight booklet were created for the Marine Katoomba event, which took place in Palo Alto, California in February of 2010. Additional pieces have specifically been contributed for Katoomba XVII in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 23-24 2010.
Tool - Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Training Resource Matrix by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
Matrix of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) resources developed by Forest Trends and the Katoomba Group. Resources are organized by audience sector (Donors, Governments & Policy Makers, NGOs, Communities, Private Sector), audience level of familiarity of PES concepts, and ecosystem service type (Carbon, Water, Biodiversity, Bundled and Integrated, Cross-cutting). First published in 2010.
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