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Katoomba XVII - Hanoi

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Taking the Lead: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia
When Jun 23, 2010 08:00 AM to
Jun 24, 2010 05:00 PM
Where Hanoi, Vietnam - Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
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Taking the Lead: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia

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.

Join us to hear about carbon markets, both regulated and voluntary, including the emergence of opportunities for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), and Payments for Watershed Services (PWS) as they relate to buyers, contracts and payment distributions. We will also be addressing the emergence of market-based instruments for the conservation of mangrove ecosystems.

Meeting Topics

The 2010 South East Asia Katoomba Group meeting offers a unique opportunity to further develop:

  • Carbon Financing including post-COP15 discussions on national-level REDD systems, international, regional and national experience, investor and other stakeholder engagement, pilot demonstration sites, capacity building / training needs, and research agendas.
  • Payments for Watershed Services schemes throughout the region, by exploring current projects and experience from around the world where PWS agreements are operational.
  • Payments for Marine Ecosystem Services throughout the region, by exploring how climate change adaptation strategies can be complemented by mitigation measures and revenues from carbon credits; and identifying buyers for a range of marine ecosystem services.
  • Biodiversity Markets and Market-like Structures: offsets, biodiversity banking.

Click Here for more information online.

Forest Trends
Katoomba Group
Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development (MARD)
Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MONRE)
The Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Program (ARBCP)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
UN-REDD Programme
Tropenbos International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

For questions, please contact
Christina Swan ( or
Christine Lanser (

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