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Katoomba XIII: Taking Stock and Charting a Way Forward for Payments for Ecosystem Services in Africa

Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Previous regional Katoomba meetings in Uganda (2005) and South Africa (2006) demonstrated that Africans have become increasingly interested in market-based conservation strategies, including payments for ecosystem services (PES). While a number of projects are underway, PES in the East and Southern African region primarily occurs on an ad hoc basis through small-scale pilot projects. Information, […]

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Desarrollo de Productos Ecosistémicos en Áreas Naturales Protegidas

Querétaro, Mexico

La Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, la LV Legislatura del Estado de Querétaro y Centro Tierra Sierra Gorda organizaron el Foro “Desarrollo de Productos Ecosistémicos en Áreas Naturales Protegidas”, para promover el desarrollo de productos ecosistémicos en ANP’s, para su promoción y lanzamiento en el mercado, lo cual representa una estrategia innovadora y oportuna […]

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Designing Payment and Compensation for Ecosystem Service Schemes (PyCES) and REDD

Iquitos, Peru

Over one hundred and twenty people from the local government, local, national and international NGOs, and communities, convened in Iquitos, Peru from October 2-4, 2007 at a meeting hosted by the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP), the Tropical America Katoomba Group (TAKG), the Government of Loreto and the Servicio Holandés de Cooperación […]

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ERT/TAKG/Winrock Symposium

Cartagena, Colombia

Environmental Resources Trust (ERT), Winrock International and the Tropical America Katoomba Group (TAKG) share the pleasure to host the symposium: Leveraging multiple environmental markets to support conservation projects in Latin America. Scope: To identify a strategy and design activities to capture opportunities and remove constraints to bundling market-driven payments for water, carbon and biodiversity services […]

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Katoomba XI: Catalyzing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

In Africa, there is growing potential for markets and payments for the ecosystem services (PES), including deals related to carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and watershed protection. These emerging markets and payments have the potential to encourage sustainable land management, conserve biodiversity and improve rural livelihoods throughout the continent. Today, however, PES in Africa occurs on […]

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Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services:

Tokyo, Japan.

A public meeting involving investors, multilateral agencies, governments, and NGOs, took place to discuss potential markets for enviromental services. Resources Invitation (English) (216KB) Invitation and Agenda (Japanese) (973KB) Conference Materials Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism Introduction to the Carbon Emmission Trading Market Jack Cogen, President, NATSOURCE LLC (824KB) Forests And Carbon — Koyoto […]

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Avina Foundation PES Workshops

Lugares Multiples

Spanish | English Top Durante el año 2007, la Fundación AVINA ha lanzado una secuencia de talleres de formación en Mercados de Servicios Ecológicos (llamado así­ enfatizar el carbono pero no excluir los de biodiversidad, biomasa y agua) destinada a socios y miembros de la organización. La implementación de estos talleres comenzó con una experiencia […]

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Accra, Ghana

Objectives The main aims of the ROSE meeting were to explore and prioritise REDD project opportunities, and identify key constraints to cost-effective project development. This involved a systematic –’REDD project type’ analysis with the aim of identifying a balanced and strategic portfolio of project types in which the likelihood of project success is maximised from […]

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Legal and Institutional Frameworks and their Impact on Ecosystem Services Deals

Lima, Peru

From August 6-8, IUCN and Katoomba held a workshop on the legal and institutional frameworks related to ecosystem services deals in Latin America. The workshop’s objective was to present findings from preliminary scoping work that had been conducted on the design of carbon and water deals in the Andes-Amazon region. Over the course of three […]

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Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

From March 1-3, the Katoomba Group held a scoping workshop for an analysis of the legal, policy and institutional frameworks that impact the development of forest carbon (including REDD) projects in Tanzania. Over the course of three days, eight participants met to outline an analysis of current constraints, opportunities, and needs related to project development. […]