Inaugural speeches and presentations

Please note not all presentations were presented in English. 


Opening ceremony

Emmanuel ZeMeka, Executive Director ITTO 
Eduardo Rojas Briales, Assistant Director General, Forestry Department FAO 
René Castro,Ministro de Medio Ambiente, Energía y Océanos de Costa Rica


SESSION 1: PES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

Key Note: René Boot , Ecosystem services delivered by managed forests Issues and Challenges

Promoting sustainable utilization
Meindert Brouwer,  Promotion Sustainable use of Tropical forests
Yetti Rusli, PES of Forests and the Future Perspective of REDD+ in Indonesia

Landscape approach to PES
Meine van Noordwijk, A landscape approach to PES

Positive externalities
Philipp Aerni, Positive externalities 


SESSION 2: DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS

Key Note: Jorge Mario Rodriguez, La experiencia en el Pago de Servicios AMbientales en Costa Rica

Public financing mechanisms
Li Zhiyong, Grain for Green Project (GGP): An Innovative Approach on PES Practice in China

Public-private partnerships
William Schwartz, Sistema de Retribución por Servicios Ambientales Hídricos en la subcuenca Gil González, Municipio de Belén, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
Julia Mello de Queiroz, Fondo Mata Atlântica: Un caso de éxito de asociación público privada

Private financing mechanisms
Isam Ahabri, Partnership for Moroccan Forests

International mechanisms and instruments
Jaime Cavelier, GEF Funding for PES schemes

Sustaining Forest Ecosystem Services: FAO/Global Mechanism Partner Event 
Rao Matta, FAO‘s work on Payments for Environmental Services of Forests
Sven Walter, Integrated Financing for Sustainable Land Management - The contribution of innovative sources of finance – including PES- to combat desertification and land degradation


SESSION 3: ENSURING BENEFITS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Key Note: Myrna Cunningham, former Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous People, Nicaragua

Property rights and access (including that of carbon)
Leslie Durschinger, Property Rights and Access (including Carbon)

Defining beneficiaries and developing effective/innovative benefit sharing/distribution models
Jaime Nalvarte Armas, Reparto innovativo de beneficios –Evitar la deforestación por medio de créditos de carbono para las comunidades en el Perú
Francisco Flores Jaquez, Programa de Pago por Servicios Ambientales en México

Ensuring effective local stakeholder participation
Cécile Ndjebet, Ensuring effective local community/farmers’/stakeholders’ involvement/participation

Community based, decentralized, pro-poor management approaches
Dale Lewis, Conservation challenges / solutions at the ecosystem scale: Luangwa Valley, Zambia


SESSION 4: ESTABLISHING ROBUST GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Keynote: Stefano Pagiola,  Arreglos institucionales para Pagos por servicios ambientales: Lecciones y retos

PES and alternative land use options
Guillermo Navarro, PES in Costa Rica in competition with other land uses

Strengthening institutional capacities
Mario Martín Velásquez Villatoro, Fortalecimiento Institucional para el Pago por Servicios Ambientales en Guatemala

Synergizing with other broader policies and programmes
Hironori Nukui, Efforts of the City of Yokohama in water resource forestmanagement

Governance arrangements
Carmenza Robledo, Governance and PES in the Tropics
Mônica Julissa de los Rios de Leal, State System of Incentives for Environmental Services


SESSION 5: THE WAY FORWARD


Alberto Salas, Challenges and Opportunities, Alberto Salas
Francisco Alpizar, Key research questions around PES
Eva Muller, Perspective of international organizations
Rosalie Matondo, Perspectives pour la mise en ouevre des PSE dans le monde

Poster Session

last updated:  Friday, April 25, 2014