Participants will include high-ranking officials from Government & non-government institutions, donor community, private sector as well as international PES practitioners. Chris Stephenson, Director of the Plan Vivo Foundation, will present the international standard’s pioneering role in reaching out to small farmers and communities in developing countries. Project developers from Mexico, Uganda, and Nicaragua will share lessons on pitfalls and recovery strategies of utilizing carbon offsets to co-fund the balance of sustainable agroforestry, and researchers will discuss the viability of carbon offsets in the context of biodiversity and watershed services. We’re also planning to hold an informal exhibition of images to showcase experiences from several other countries.
Additional details of this and the associated events can be found on this link http://www.iied.org/save-date-payments-for-ecosystem-services-conferen