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Scoping study: Poverty Reduction Potential of Compensation for Ecosystem Services
The Pan-Tropical Scoping Study of Compensation for Ecosystem Services was conducted by a consortium of organizations led by the World Agroforestry Center, including the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Corporación Grupo Randi Randi (CGRR), Forest Trends (with Ecoagriculture Partners and the Rights and Resources Initiative), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and The World Conservation Union (IUCN) during 2006 and 2007. The study discussed the potential of Payments for Ecosystem Services to alleviate poverty. The framing document reviews the evolution and fundamentals of PES (or Compensation and Rewards for Environmental Services, as designated by the study). The study was commissioned by the Rural Poverty and Environment Program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to provide an overview of relevant developments in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The scoping study produced a series of multi-authored issue papers that are downloadable for free on-line:
Compensation and Rewards for Ecosystem Services (CRES) in the Developing World: Framing Pan-Tropical Analysis and Comparison. www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/WP14963.PDF.
Exploring the inter-linkages among and between Compensation and Rewards for Ecosystem Services (CRES) and human well-being. www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/WP14956.PDF.
Criteria and indicators for ES compensation and reward mechanisms: realistic, voluntary, conditional and pro-poor. www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/WP14964.pdf.
The conditions for effective mechanisms of CRES.
Organization and governance for fostering pro-poor CRES.
How important will different types of compensation and reward mechanisms be in shaping poverty and ecosystem services across Africa, Asia & Latin America over the next two decades?
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