Report on the Latin American regional workshop on compensation for environmental services and poverty alleviation in Latin America, April 26- 28, 2006, Quito, Ecuador uri icon

abstract

  • The World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, together with Forest Trends, Washington DC, The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, Corporación Grupo Randi Randi, Quito, Ecuador, the African Centre for Technolog y Studies, Nairobi, Kenya, the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Bangalore, I ndia, and the United Nations Environment Programme â?? Division for Environmental Conven tions, Nairobi, Kenya, is leading a scoping study for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) on the model of payments for environmental services (PES) as applied in developing countries, to determine how the poor are affected by these schemes a nd whether the schemes are compatible with poverty reduction objectives. As part of the study, CGRR, together with Forest Trends and IUCN, were responsible for organizing a Latin American workshop on PES and poverty. The workshop was held in Quito, Ecuador, April 26-28, 2006. This repor t covers the organization and planning process of the workshop. It includes summaries of all presentations made as well as summaries of the case studies presented by international participants . A synthesis of the current situation and trends in the region concerning PES and povert y is presented and followed by conclusions and recommendations proposed by workshop participants

publication date

  • 2007