Rewards for, use of and shared investment in Pro-poor Environmental Services, (RUPES Phase 2) uri icon


  • The Rewards for, Use of, and Shared Investment in, Pro-poor Environmental Services (RUPES) project, phase 2 (2008??12), coordinated by the World Agroforestry Centre, was the second stage of the introduction of the concept of rewarding people to protect or enhance environmental services that benefit businesses or the wider population in Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Nepal, India and China. The ultimate target group for RUPES 2 was indigenous forest dwellers and smallholding farmers in less productive environments that were vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change. RUPES 2 gave ample consideration to innovative approaches that targeted fair and efficient schemes for rewards for environmental services (RES). Countries in which RUPES worked have integrated environmental serviced and rewards into their legal policy frameworks. Moreover, RUPES case studies provided lessons to rationalize conflicting policies on access and use of natural resources in rural areas

publication date

  • 2013