International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

MFE 212: REDD ++ – Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

Course Details

The objective of this course is to introduce learners to the opportunities, mechanisms and challenges of financing and payments for environmental services under REDD ++. This course will also provide an opportunity to return to the fundamentals of sustainable management and draw on practical cases from countries that have successfully carried out PES so that learners are edified and can adapt them in their context.

Articulations of this module include :

  • Dependence of populations on forest resources;
  • Importance of the involvement of local populations in the sustainable management of forest resources;
  • Concept of sustainable management and development of REDD ++;
  • Sustainable management of African ecosystems (adaptive, participatory and multi-use management) within the context of REDD ++;
  • Activities and criteria of eligible projects under REDD ++;
  • Presentation of the various carbon sinks and links with climate change;
  • REDD ++ financing: opportunities and challenges;
  • PSE – Definition and justification;
  • Implementation mechanisms;
  • Estimation of ecosystem services;
  • The various institutions involved in the financing of REDD ++ and PSE;
  • PES markets;
  • Financing of PES;
  • Conditions for success of PES projects;
  • Management of PES
  • Presentations of the experiences of countries and projects that have implemented PES.

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