As a part of a research project, the Research Dutch Organisation (NWO) under the WOTRO funds financed a workshop with more than 30 representatives of PES (Payment for Environmental Sevice) stakeholders in the Mexican context. The workshop conclusions were the base for drawing the full research proposal on "Dry forests and sustainable development: equitable management of ecosystem goods and services in Mexican dry forests" which was submitted to NWO for funding. The workshop conclusions in Spanish can be downloaded by this link.
|The research "Dry forests and sustainable development: equitable management of ecosystem goods and services in Mexican dry forests" will explore the potential for capturing environmental values in a market based scheme based on above ground carbon accounting in order to develop habitat conservation and restoration activities in dry forests, using western Mexico as a case study. The objective of this research is to provide a firm platform for policymaking regarding forest management to enhance ecosystems' services while promoting rural development and lowering carbon emissions. The underlying research question is if the valuation of ecosystems services is enough to stop deforestation and degradation and conserve dry forests in Mexico?
Members of KTGAL project were part of the organisation committee, specially supported by dr. Margaret Skutsch (scientific director of KTGAL project) and prof. dr. Jon Lovett (scientific director of Technology and Sustainable Development department at CSTM at University of Twente, The Netherlands). Through this link you may see more pictures related.
PES Workshop at ITESO on 4th & 5th February 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico.