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Katoomba XVI Video Blog: MARES Event Opens to Packed House

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About this Series

The Sixteenth Katoomba Meeting will take place on February 9 and 10, 2013 in Palo Alto, California, and focus on the role that payments for ecosystem services (PES) can play in promoting sustainable use of ocean resources. 

Leading up to the meeting, Ecosystem Marketplace commissioned this series of articles to shed light on these issues.

Part OneUncharted Waters, provides an introduction to the ocean’s ecosystem services and the evolving schemes for identifying their value and bringing this value into our modern economy.

Part TwoThe “New” Ecotourism, examines the role that environmental finance can play in ensuring the viability of living ecosystems by persuading mainstream tourism providers to pay for the natural beauty these living ecosystems provide.

Part ThreeWill Catch Shares Help Reel in Overfishing? examines the role that catch shares can play in promoting efficient management of fish stocks. 

Part FourWhat can Oceans Gain from Freshwater WQT?, examines existing schemes that provide an economic incentive for keeping lakes and streams clean, and asks whether these schemes can be expanded to include the oceans.

Part FiveMangrove Forests as Carbon Sinks, examines the potential for using carbon finance to save and restore mangrove forests around the world.

Part SixMarine Biodiversity Offsets, examines existing that provide an economic incentive to preserve natural habitat for endangered species on land, and provides a guide for adapting these schemes to the ocean.

Related Links

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Download the Primer


You can follow panel discussions here, and you can keep track of Ben's video blog below.

9 February 2010 | Katoomba XVI is underway, and as you can imagine it's fairly hectic here -- with a capacity crowd and may speakers still in snowbound limbo.  To keep you up to speed on events, we've created two streams -- this videoblog, which will include informal chats with participants, and a more formal stream that will bring you panel discussions as they become available.


Katoomba XVI Video 1: Michael Jenkins opening address
Jul 31, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 1: Michael Jenkins opening address

Forest Trends President Michael Jenkins has just delivered the opening address, where he traces the Katoomba Group's genesis to an inquiry he received from the Sydney Futures Exchange nearly a decade ago, when the exchange was contemplating the launch of…

Katoomba XVI Video 2: Winnie Lau on the foci of MARES
Jul 31, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 2: Winnie Lau on the foci of MARES

While you're waiting for the presentations to be uploaded on the other side, here's a snippet from MARES Program Manager Winnie Lau's opening presentation.

Katoomba XVI Video 3: Tundy Agardy talking head
Jul 31, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 3: Tundy Agardy talking head

Before the meeting, we managed to catch up to event organizers Tundi Agardy and Winnie Lau of the Forest Trends MARES Program at breakfast. They offered their expectations of the event.

Katoomba XVI Video 4: Winnie Lau
Aug 01, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 4: Winnie Lau

And Now Winnie

Katoomba XVI Video 5: Seth Caplan - conservation law foundation
Aug 01, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 5: Seth Caplan - conservation law foundation

Seth Caplan is the Vice President for Climate Advocasy at the Coservation Law Foundation.  He came to California to share his experiences from New England -- on the opposite side of the country -- where his group has been experimenting…

Katoomba XVI Video 6: Amber Mace, ED - California Ocean Protection Council
Aug 01, 2016 · Video

Katoomba XVI Video 6: Amber Mace, ED - California Ocean Protection Council

Amber Mace, Executive Director of the California Ocean Protection Council, will shortly be opening the event and welcoming attendees on behalf of the state of California.

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