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Payments for Environmental Services: An option for the Brazilian Amazon?
 

Brazilian Minister of the Environment Carlos Minc (left) with scientists Jan Börner (CIAT-Amazon Initiative) and Sven Wunder (CIFOR) at the PES book launch in Brasília

As part of Brazil’s environmental agenda towards establishing a legal basis for PES at national level, CIFOR and the Amazon Initiative have been asked by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment – within the framework of the Monitoring and Analysis Support project – to conduct an overview study on the feasibility of PES schemes in the Brazilian Amazon. This effort also links closely to the search for on-the-ground tools to implement REDD, given that Brazil is starting to receive some international funding for avoided deforestation. more

 

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Bellagio Workshop Report on Payments for Watershed Services

25 participants from both developing and developed countries had met in March 2007 at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio (Northern Italy) to discuss payment schemes for watershed protection. The workshop was organized jointly by Fundación Natura Bolivia, CIFOR, IIED and EcoFund Ecuador. The participants included a blend of PES practitioners, analysts, financial sector and multilateral specialists, as well as NGO, government and grassroot-organization representatives. In particular, there was ample participation of people based in Latin America, reflecting the pioneer role this region has played in watershed PES development: Mexico (3), Costa Rica (2), Bolivia (2), Ecuador (2), and Brazil (1).

The workshop report, edited by Nigel Asquith, of Fundación Natura Bolivia (nigelasquith@naturabolivia.org), and Sven Wunder of CIFOR (s.wunder@cgiar.org). discusses eight ”hot issues” in the watershed PES debate: the role of legal frameworks; research needs prior to implementation; 'bundling' of services; how to stimulate users' willingness to pay; poverty aspects; contract design, transaction costs, and upscaling. Also, some elements for a decision-support system of when to use PES and when not were developed. more
 

 

PUBLICATIONS

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Blanco, J.T., Wunder, S. Navarrete, F. 2008. La experiencia colombiana de pagos por servicios ambientales, In: S.C. Ortega (ed.), Reconocimiento de los Servicios Ambientales: Una Oportunidad para la Gestión de los Recursos Naturales en Colombia, pp.109-117. Bogotá: Minambiente, UASPNN, WWF, CI, TNC, 203pp.

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Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S., Kongphan-Apirak, M. & Wunder, S. 2008. Reducing forest emissions in the Amazon Basin: A review of drivers of land-use change and how payments for environmental services (PES) schemes can affect them. CIFOR Working Paper #40, CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia, pp.26.

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Wunder, S. 2008. How should we deal with leakage? In: A. Angelsen (ed.) Moving ahead with REDD: issues, options and implications, pp.67-76. CIFOR: Bogor,.

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Wunder, S. 2008. Necessary conditions for ecosystem service payments. Paper presented to the conference Economics and Conservation in the Tropics: A Strategic Dialogue. Moore Foundation/ CSF/ RFF, San Francisco, Jan 31 – Feb 1. Conference Paper Series,

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Kindermann, G., Obersteiner, M., Sohngen, B., Sathaye, J., Andrasko, K., Rametsteiner, E., Schlamadinger, B., Wunder, S., & Beach, R. 2008. Global cost estimates of reducing carbon emissions through avoided deforestation. Procedures of the National Academy of Science 105 (30): 10302-10307 doi: 10.1073/pnas.0710616105,

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Micol, L., Andrade, J., Boerner, J., with R. dos Santos & S.Wunder 2008. Redução das emissões do desmatamento e da degradação (REDD): potencial de aplicação em Mato Grosso. Alta Floresta: Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), 92 pp,

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Asquith, N. & Wunder, S. (eds). 2008. Payments for Watershed Services: The Bellagio Conversations. Fundación Natura Bolivia: Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

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