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Carbon Off Set and Carbon Sequestration
File Katoomba Meeting XIV Brazil 2009 - Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD and PES Markets - Agenda by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
The Mato Grosso Katoomba meeting in Brazil will convene policy makers, the scientific community, major financial institutions, business leaders, environmental non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and indigenous groups from the Amazon region of Brazil and around the globe to discuss the current state of, and potential for, forest-based carbon sequestration and REDD through PES markets. The conference will also address pioneering initiatives in water and biodiversity markets which, in conjunction with REDD, have the capability to reduce global carbon emissions and avoid dangerous climate change.
File Presentation - Introduction on Payments for Environmental Services in the Biodiversity Law by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
Presentation by Huynh Thi Mai, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam, given at the Marine Katoomba Meeting - Katommba XVI: Building a Blueprint to Harness New Investment for the Protection of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services, February 9-10, 2010 held at the Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, CA. Presentation reviews the biodiversity law structure, regulations on PES and CDB, PES potential in Vietnam, ongoing PES activities in Vietnam and the challenges of PES.
File Technical Report - Carbon Storage, Sequestration and Forest Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION AND FOREST MANAGEMENT. by Robert M. Clausen and Henry L. Gholz, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611, USA. Technical Editor: E. Jean Brennan, Environment Center, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
File The Kyoto Protocol's Options for Countries Not Included in Annex B—an Analysis for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:11 PM
Task Order No. 813 Contract No. PCE-I-813-96-00002-00 Workplan Task 3.1 Report By Daniel Dudek and Alexander Golub October 1998 For Prepared for: Central Asia Mission United States Agency for International Development Prepared by: Environmental Policies and Institutions for Central Asia (EPIC) Region: Europe and Eurasia Task Order: Central Asia Water and Energy Policy / BNI (CAR) Tech area: Dissemination of Policy Knowledge/Environmental Communication
File Establishing Priorities Through Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis For A Commodity Based Trade Approach To Beef Exports From the East Caprivi Region of Namibia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 28, 2013 07:09 PM
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Annex to the Tripartite Agreement between the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) together with the SADC Phakalane Declaration on adoption of non-geographic approaches for management of foot and mouth disease (FMD) take issue with costs associated with current geographic, i.e. zonation-based, approaches to managing animal disease-associated trade risks. Such policies have significant negative repercussions for free-ranging wildlife, largely related to the requirement for veterinary cordon fencing. Given the importance of Africa’s unique wildlife to its tourism sector new approaches to disease risks that both help Africa's pastoralists and farmers and facilitate wildlife-based tourism are needed. The concept of commodity-based trade, is a non-geographic alternative method of preventing the spread of transboundary animal diseases of trade concern. This approach substitutes geographically based measures with product-specific risk management similar to the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) approach universally adopted for food safety management. The SADC Phakalane Declaration recommends that a cross-sectoral economic impact analysis is necessary in locations where livestock and wildlife are both important as contributors to gross domestic product (GDP).
File Sustainable Land Management Within Sub-Saharan Africa [World Bank] by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:41 AM
Operationalizing GEF’S New GEF OP 15 On Sustainable Land Management Within World Bank Instruments Sub-Saharan Africa. From INCI FRAME Community of Practice.
File US Government Investments and Policies to Facilitate Forest Carbon Finance and Markets by Gabriel Thoumi — last modified Apr 23, 2015 10:49 AM
To support the need for private capital in REDD+ FCMC produced this report which provides guidance and recommendations to the US Government for catalyzing and facilitating these investments. The report analyzes current involvement in the REDD+ market among various agencies, including the State department, USAID, The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the Treasury department. It concludes by providing detailed and targeted recommendations for how the US Government can enhance and augment its involvement to help increase the flow of private capital investments in REDD+ projects.
File Science for Environment Policy - Enhancing the effectiveness of PES: a thematic issue by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
This Thematic Issue of Science for Environment Policy explores research which can help guide effective PES schemes. Under PES agreements, a user or beneficiary of an ecosystem service provides payments to individuals or communities whose management decisions and practices influence the provision of ecosystem services.
File Green Highways Consortium USAID Semi-Annual Report 2005 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
During the last semester, the Green Highways Consortium aimed to attract new partnerships and collaborations, while strengthening the initiatives among its members, the interaction with social groups, organizations and movements involved in the project’s development and the participation in the government decisions. The participation of Consortium members in national and international debates has been very significant to widely inform about the Consortium experiences and information - based on its research and projects results and local initiatives -aiming to encourage the adoption of public policies at national and international levels towards sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in developing countries. For example, IPAM´s participation as an invited member of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, as well as its participation in international and national conferences, has presented its new proposal regarding to compensate reduction of tropical deforestation as a mechanism to address the carbon emissions from tropical deforestation (Brazil is the most important emitter of C from deforestation). Also, IPAM, TNC, ISA and FVPP are promoting the study of feasibility of carbon sequestration by agroforestry projects in the Transamazônica Highway and in the Xingu River Basin, attending the opportunities opened by MDL mechanism to promote small scale carbon sequestration projects. Furthermore, Consortium representatives from IPAM have presented its Biodiversity Scenarios Model to the Ministry of Environment, which might apply it to an 8-million ha forest area along BR163 under federal intervention. Such model can show which priority areas are to be protected by environmental laws and which species would be threatened with the loss of the forest cover in some specific regions. As important as the actions described above are the local and regional initiatives that have demonstrated many possible ways to promote social and environmental sustainable development. IFT and FVPP, for example, has worked together disseminating forest management techniques and practices for logging industry staff, among other stakeholders. Giving tools for the logging industry to change its behavior and collaborating in public policies discussions regarding this economic sector, IFT and FVPP aim to comply with the one of the Consortium first goals regarding the increase of areas supported by sustainable management plan. ISA has focused its activities on the increase of landscapes with regional participatory plan for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Xingu headwaters. Also, it has strengthened grassroots organizations and enabled in the elaboration of projects by themselves as a mean to reach these goals. In this sense, ISA, FVPP, IPAM, Social Movements, GTA and rural and indigenous representatives have promoted events to discuss the BR 163 Sustainable Plan and other issues, increasing the possibility of local communities’ socio-economic and environmental rights being contemplated by public policies to be adopted by the government. In addition, the Consortium activities developed by the leadership of Proteger/GTA are essential in dealing with the involvement of local people and organizations. Proteger/GTA has a significant participation in the Consortium through the dissemination of information; discussions and awareness among small producers from Amazonian rural communities, and by doing so allow their effective participation in public policy debates, in devising and executing projects which deal with life improvement issues, while promoting the environmental conservation. The Consortium has a strong point which is the dialogue continually established with governmental and non-governmental institutions, aiming to spread out and strengthen its projects and activities. Cooperation agreements and dialogues were established in the last semester with Embrapa, Federação das Organizações e Comunidades Tradicionais from Tapajós FLONA (National Forest), the Technical Forest Chamber (IBAMA, RIMISP, IDRC, CE, IMAFLORA, CIRAD, SEBRAE), as well with representatives of other Latin American countries (MAP region).
File Land_Tenure_REDD.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:47 PM
File Finance and Carbon Markets Lexicon by Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program — last modified Apr 23, 2015 10:49 AM
This lexicon encourages effective communication between government agencies and public and private sector institutions by providing detailed vocabulary, acronyms and references for REDD+ and finance terms. Based on international finance and carbon accounting best practices, it contains over 200 terms and concepts organized into 11 categories. The Lexicon is also available in Spanish.
File State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2011: From Canopy to Currency by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:00 PM
This second annual State of the Forest Carbon Markets tracks, reports, and analyzes trends in global transactions of emissions reductions generated from forest carbon projects. The data and analysis that follow cover forest carbon activity in compliance carbon markets as well as voluntary carbon markets—such as the voluntary Over-the-Counter (OTC) market and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).
File USAID Climate Change Assistance For the Developing World by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Making a Difference in People’s Lives: USAID’s Climate Change Initiative 1998–2002. From 1998 to 2002, the primary vehicle through which the Agency worked to realize positive impacts in the area of climate change was the Climate Change Initiative (CCI). This document summarizes the progress and results of the CCI over its 5-year history. The first section discusses the challenge posed by global climate change and summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and its likely impact on developing and transition countries. The second section highlights the impact of the CCI and explains its results via sector and country case studies. The final section outlines the future of USAID climate change assistance.
File Marine Ecosystem Services Program Newsletter by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:27 AM
The MARES Program’s scope of work includes developing the framework and tools for application of market-based mechanisms to marine and coastal conservation, testing these methods in the field with pilot projects, and communicating and raising awareness on
File Technical Report - Land-Use and Forestry Carbon Offset Projects by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
Draft report prepared by Sandra Brown, Winrock Intl. on Land-Use and Forestry Carbon Offset Projects. Presented at the USAID Global Bureau's Center for the Environment, Environment Officers Training Workshop, 1999.
File Presentation - Legal and Institutional Aspects of Pro-Poor REDD (Liberia Context) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
File Opening Remarks by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 22, 2015 02:36 PM
Presentation by Tony Simons.
File Social Dimensions of REDD+ Overview by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
An overview of the Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practices and Challenges open forum held in Washington DC on October 21, 2011.
File Sustainable Land Management Within Latin America & the Caribbean [World Bank] by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:41 AM
Operationalizing GEF’S New GEF OP 15 On Sustainable Land Management Within World Bank Instruments Latin America & the Caribbean. From INIC FRAME Community of Practice.
File Climate-smart landscapes- opportunities and challenges for integrating adaptation and mitigation in tropical agriculture by Moffatt Ngugi — last modified May 29, 2014 05:40 PM
Addressing the global challenges of climate change, food security, and poverty alleviation requires enhancing the adaptive capacity and mitigation potential of agricultural landscapes across the tropics. However, adaptation and mitigation activities tend to be approached separately due to a variety of technical, political, financial, and socioeconomic constraints. Here, we demonstrate that many tropical agricultural systems can provide both mitigation and adaptation benefits if they are designed and managed appropriately and if the larger landscape context is considered. Many of the activities needed for adaptation and mitigation in tropical agricultural landscapes are the same needed for sustainable agriculture more generally, but thinking at the landscape scale opens a new dimension for achieving synergies. Intentional integration of adaptation and mitigation activities in agricultural landscapes offers significant benefits that go beyond the scope of climate change to food security, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation. However, achieving these objectives will require transformative changes in current policies, institutional arrangements, and funding mechanisms to foster broad-scale adoption of climate-smart approaches in agricultural landscapes.
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