Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Payment Mechanisms for Ecosystem Goods and Services Provided by Rangelands

A workshop on “Experience Sharing and Planning Workshop on Payment Mechanisms for Ecosystem Goods and Services Provided by Rangelands – Testing and Piloting” will take place from June 18 to 20, at the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Sichuan, China.

Rangelands account for more than 60% of the land cover in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. They comprise a mix of woodlands, open grasslands, and wetland habitat offering valuable natural resources. These rangelands also provide varied ecosystem services:

The development of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programmes or markets for ecosystem services is increasingly considered an important approach to solving global environmental challenges. At the same time, the PES approach provides individuals and communities with financial incentives for resource use decisions that increase the provision of ecosystem services. PES initiatives provide reward mechanisms for ecosystem services provided by the rangelands and maintained by pastoral communities.

The main objectives of the workshop are

More information.

Deadline: April 30, 2012



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