Presentation on theme: "CPWF supported a number of research projects in different themes that emerged in parallel with the efforts to implement Environmental Services by the."— Presentation transcript:
CPWF supported a number of research projects in different themes that emerged in parallel with the efforts to implement Environmental Services by the GTZ-CAP. Targeted a range of different basins in the Andes, including Central America and many other in the World. Lessons presented here derive from projects PN15 (Quesungual), PN20 (SCALES) and PN22 (ENV. SERV.) but other projects in the region will be incorporated.
Among several of the questions raised in a synthesis of project findings, we would like to know: What are the lessons to be learnt from the CPWF funded projects on Environmental Services What do these tell us about the potential to scale-up and introduce PES programs in the region and elsewhere.
Kattomba Group guide on implementation of PES schemes. http://www.katoombagroup.org/documents/publications/GettingStarted.pdf http://www.katoombagroup.org/documents/publications/GettingStarted.pdf The Bellagio recommendations on water related environmental services. http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/Publications/Detail?pid=2553 CAREs WWF & IIED Business Case Framework Approach http://www.fao.org/es/ESA/pesal/PESmaterials1.html
Is the framework for assessing the feasibility for PES to help design its implementation easy to apply and repeatable Can the metrics that determine success be quantified? Is the complexity and diversity in assessment criteria a constraint to using a synthesized framework?
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CPWF projects did not set out to implement a PES according to any framework but contributed key findings around each framework component
Niche land management approach with potential to becoming a paying service The scientific evidence linked the potential service to improvements resulting in word of mouth spread Lesson, important it is to establish the biophysical assessment as a first step for carrying out PES feasibility
Contributed greatest by illustrating their approach to livelihood assessment and institutional legal framework assessments. Is there potential for these to become embedded PES user guide toolkits? Lessons, showed that it is not only important to make the initial assessment or to trigger engagement, but to find ways to sustain that engagement, either through continued funding or through the presented 6 th operating principle.
Great contribution in quantification and valuation of services by means of a wide range of biophysical and socioeconomic models (e.g. SWAT, ECOSAUT) Building alliances with development projects (GTZ CAP) secure immediate implementation of research findings Advance in the costs and benefits analysis at all the scales (farm, region, national) Proved that even with scientific evidence establishing buyer and seller profiles was not easy as its not always clear who to target
Review of other CPWF project in the Andes Review of final versions of CPWF projects reports To collect comments from project implementers