Senegal: Expanding access to environmental finance - Reversing the decline in forest ecosystem services

The primary objective of this project is to reverse the decline in forest ecosystems and to encourage the sustainable use of forest ecosystem services in Senegal. This approach will be complemented by national and local research on population mobility and ecosystem and climate changes in Senegal.
Implementation period: April 2009 - April 2012

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: Development of a national information system on the economic value of forest ecosystem services and a better understanding of the political, economic and social strategies required for their management

  • Output 1.1.: CSE's database on economic valuation is expanded to include missing ecosystem values as well as impacts of climate change of these values as well as better understanding of political, economic and social strategies
  • Output 1.2.: A database for a better understanding of political, economic and social strategies needed to manage the migratory causes and consequences of environmental change is established  with also recommended measures in the realm of emergency assistance, adaptation measures, diversification of livelihood options
  • Output 1.3.: A document and database on the spatial dependent trade-off analysis and the cost of investing in environmental infrastructure is produced 

Outcome 2: Integration of the real economic value of the services of the forestry ecosystems in the fiscal decentralization policy

  • Output 2.1.: An Eco-Tax schedule is developed which takes into consideration climate change impacts
  • Output 2.2.: The forestry tax reform is carried to its end through a participatory approach and the government adopts a new forestry tax code
  • Output 2.3.: Distribution mechanisms are developed and implemented that ensure the tax revenues are recycled back to the local community in the form of social support as well as environmental infrastructure investment to ensure ecosystems are functioning properly
  • Output 2.4.: To support the finalization and the popularization of the new forest tax reform to rural populations

Outcome 3: Improved ownership and participation of local communities, non governmental actors and private sector in the revision of the forestry fiscal regime 

  • Output 3.1.: The local communities, NGOs, and private stakeholders’ knowledge and governance structure in forest resources development and environmental protection is improved
  • Output 3.2.: Local governments (rural and municipal) financial assets and rural people’s revenues have increased
  • Output 3.3.: A pilot approach developed for the creation of a biosphere reserve designed and managed by local communities

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Outputs 1.3., 2.2., 3.1., 3.2. and 3.3

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last updated:  Thursday, December 16, 2010