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WWF REDD+ Learning Session 9: Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and REDD+

This is an archive of a webinar that took place Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

National and jurisdictional REDD+ strategies often include payments to land owners and local communities for reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) has been in existence for the last 15 years and can provide many valuable lessons for REDD+, not only regarding the payment allocation, but also in terms of monitoring systems, institutional arrangements and contract options. 

This webinar starts with a presentation by Pablo Gutman, Senior Director, Environmental Economics at WWF-US, on PES, and the pros, cons and major issues of translating PES to REDD+. Josefina Braña-Varela, Policy Director for WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative, then shares lessons learned from PES in Mexico that can be applied to REDD+. 

A Q+A session follows the presentation.

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