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2010/6 South East Asia Katoomba Meeting XVII- Taking the Lead: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia (Hanoi, Vietnam)

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Contributors: The Katoomba Group, Forest Trends, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Vietnam, USAID, Winrock International
The Katoomba Group, Forest Trends, MARD, MONRE, USAID, Winrock International
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) of Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Vietnam, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International, and was made possible by support from USAID through the TransLinks Cooperative Agreement.
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OVERVIEW

Throughout Southeast Asia, there is increasing regional interest in market-based conservation strategies, including payments for ecosystem services (PES). While a number of projects are underway, PES in the Southeast Asia region primarily occurs on an ad hoc basis through small-scale pilot projects. However, information, capacity to design and manage PES deals, and institutions to support on-the-ground implementation are often lacking and have hindered efforts to scale up.

The 2010 South East Asia Katoomba Group meeting included moderated sessions among policy makers, international and regional technical experts, the business community, the environmental community and others from the region and around the globe, discussing the current state of, and potential for, payments for ecosystem markets, challenges, and creative solutions which are pertinent to the Southeast Asia region. This included pioneering initiatives in water, forest-based as well as marine based carbon sequestration and biodiversity markets which, in conjunction with REDD, have the capability to reduce global carbon emissions and help conserve natural ecosystems. Sessions also covered important topics such as benefits sharing and leakage effects.

More than 400 stakeholders from more than 30 countries participated - including more than 200 Vietnamese stakeholders from national and local government, civil society an the private sector - in the event. With coverage from more than 24 local media outlets, the meeting helped raised the public profile of PES in Vietnam.

More information can be found on the Katoomba Group website at this link

SIDE EVENT: Katoomba XVII Workshop - Coastal Management, Mangroves and Carbon Sequestration (June 25-27, 2010,  Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam)

 
 

KEY DOCUMENTS

Ecosystem Marketplace Insight Booklets - A collection of articles compiled and prepared for the event

 

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Tools for the Tides: Exploring Coastal and Marine Markets

Ecosystem Marketplace, 2010

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Beyond Borders: PES and REDD in the ASEAN Region

Ecosystem Marketplace, 2010

 
 

AGENDA

Wednesday, June 23 

 
Time   Description

8:00—9:00am

  REGISTRATION

9:00—10:00am

  WELCOME & CONFERENCE OPENING REMARKS

  • Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam
  • Cao Duc Phat, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
  • Pham Khoi Nguyen, Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
  • Ståle Torstein Risa, Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos, Embassy of Norway
  • Virginia Palmer, Deputy Mission Chief, USAID Vietnam
  • Michael Jenkins, President, Forest Trends

10:00—11:00am

  PRESS CONFERENCE & BREAK

11:00—11:30am

  KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION: CLIMATE AND LANDUSE LOOKING FORWARD

11:30 –12:30pm

  STATE OF EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

12:30—1:30pm

  LUNCH

1:30—3:00pm

  FOREST CARBON AND REDD ARCHITECTURE

Post Copenhagen is a period of “interim financing” and the challenges of ensuring that investments flow efficiently to produce mechanisms for carbon emissions reductions, accountability, and equitable benefits distributions

3:00—3:30pm

  BREAK

3:30—4:00pm

  KEY NOTE SPEECHES: VOICES FROM THE MARKETS

Enabling policy environments which encourage public-private investment partnerships, catalyzing flows of private capital into local climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives

Moderator: Michael Jenkins, Forest Trends 

4:00—4:30pm

  COFFEE AND TEA BREAK

4:30—5:30pm

  PROJECTS, PRODUCTS AND MEASUREMENT REPORTING AND VERIFICATION (MRV) STRATEGIES

Identifying key roadblocks, priority action areas and research/capacity building needs, and generating a provisional road-map to measuring carbon

5:30—6:30pm

  OPEN FORUM

6:30—9:00pm

  DINNER AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:15—9:00pm

  OPTIONAL SIDE PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION:DEMYSTIFYING THE VERIFICATION PROCESS

The panelists, who each have experience with a different aspect of forest carbon project validation or verification, will share their perspectives on standards, preparing for an audit, the audit process and how to share the results of your verification/validation. The session aims to create a dialogue for maximal exchange.

Moderator: Adam Gibbon, Rainforest Alliance

  • Overview of the Validation and Verification Process for Voluntary Standards
    Indu Sapkota, Rainforest Alliance Asia Pacific
  • Experiences with the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS)
    Eveline Trines, Silvestrum
  • Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) Validation of the Philippines Penablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project
    Yoji Natori, Conservation International
  • Experiences with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
    Phuong Vu Tan, Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Government

Thursday, June 24

Time   Description

8:45—9:00am

  WELCOME & RECAP ON DAY 1

Kerstin Canby, Forest Trade and Finance, Forest Trends

9:00—10:30am

  THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

Vietnam’s Pilot Policy for Forest Ecosystem Services (PFES): Government Perspective
Nguyen Tuan Phú, Office of the Government and Pham Xuan Phuong, Legal Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

10:30—11:00am

  BREAK

11:00—12:00pm

  PAYMENTS FOR WATERSHED ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Understanding how to maximize ability of market mechanisms to increase watershed services while also providing incentives for improved land use in catchment areas

12:00—1:00pm

  LUNCH

1:00—2:00pm

  BIODIVERSITY MARKETS AND MARKET-LIKE INSTRUMENTS

How to get beyond public finance for biodiversity conservation and how markets can be used to achieve more and better cost effective conservation outcomes from infrastructure development

2:00—3:30pm

  COASTAL AND MARINE MARKETS (INCLUDING MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS)

Payments for ecosystem services and other innovative mechanisms for marine and coastal conservation

3:30—4:00pm

  BREAK

4:00—5:00pm

  BENEFITS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Meeting expectations for equity, transparency, additionality and performance while managing PES revenues in an effective and efficient manner

5:00—6:00pm

  COMBINING MULTIPLE PES MARKETS: STACKING AND BUNDLING

Designing markets which integrate ecological values while also allowing landholders to tap multiple sources of potential revenue

6:00—6:30pm

  CLOSING

6:30—7:30pm

  DINNER

 

CONTRIBUTORS

 

Co-hosts:

 
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Partners involved in producing this event included:

 

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