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Navigating Katoomba Live After The Event!

July 22, 2010
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So Katoomba XVII is wrapped up but you can still engage with the conference as the majority of the event is on video and already up online.

The best way to navigate around the site is to use the schedule that you can view here or by using the big orange button on the left of the website.  Click through to the session you want to view then click again through to the additional resources section to view video and further resources.

Content is rough and ready as this is very much an experiment.  As such we are welcoming feedback.  Is this developing into a useful resource for you?  What could we do to improve it?  Your thoughts are most appreciated…

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Technical Side Meeting: Validation & Verification

June 18, 2010
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The panelists for the session each have experience with forest carbon project validation or verification. They will share their perspectives on standards, preparing for an audit, the audit process and sharing its results. The objective of the session is to create a dialogue between panelists and participants.  The format will be a combination of panel and interactive discussion.

Moderator: Adam Gibbon, Climate Initiative Technical Specialist, Rainforest Alliance

Panelists:

Overview of the  validation and verification process for voluntary standards

Indu Sapkota, Rainforest Alliance, Forest Management and Verification Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Experiences with the Voluntary Carbon Standard  (VCS)

Eveline Trines, Silvestrum (TBD)

Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) Validation of the Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project

Yoji Natori, Conservation International (TBD)

Experiences with the Clean Development Mechanism

Phuong Vu Tan, Director, Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment

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Combining Multiple PES Markets: Stacking and Bundling

May 2, 2010
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This session will look at how to design markets which integrate ecological values while also allowing landholders to tap multiple sources of potential revenue

Panel

Experience in the Region and Beyond

Tom Clements, Technical Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society

Bundling in the Miyun Reservoir, China

Wang Xiaoping, Beijing Forestry and Parks Department, China

Cambodia: Oddar Meanchey REDD Project: Community Bundling Approach Connecting Small CFM Areas

Chhun Delux, Senior Carbon Officer, PACT Cambodia

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Benefits Distributions Systems

May 2, 2010
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This session will explore expectations for equity, transparency, additionality and performance while managing Payment for Ecosystem Services revenues in an effective and efficient manner.

Panel

Benefits Distribution System for Vietnam and Lessons Learned from Past or Current Forest Programs with Benefits for Local Stakeholders

Thangh Manh Cuong, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

Experience with Benefits Sharing under the Developing Eco-Compensation Policy Framework Developing in China

Dr. Cai Bofeng, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning. China

Villages and REDD+: Issues of Local People John

JK Kuange, WCS Papua New Guinea


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Coastal and Marine Markets

May 2, 2010
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Healthy and robust marine ecosystems provide the underpinnings for profitable industries and support coastal communities throughout the world. In addition, oceans play crucial roles in regulating the atmosphere and modulating weather, storing carbon, cycling nutrients, and providing other ecosystem services. Coastal areas provide essential resources, buffer land from storms, and provide living space for almost half of the global population.

In response to growing environmental concerns, markets are emerging for marine ecosystem services in countries around the world. Formal markets now exist to regulate commercial fisheries and potential markets are being proposed for marine biodiversity offsets and carbon sequestration. Moreover, focused business deals and payments for ecosystem services are being forged to invest in restoration and conservation of specific marine ecological systems and the services that they provide.

In order to address these issues, our panel focus is on innovative mechanisms for marine and coastal conservation

Panel

Marine Conservation Agreements as a Way to Implement PES

Rili Djohani, Director, Government and Partner Relations, TNC Indonesia

Coastal Community livelihoods implication to intact ecosystem services. 

Don Macintosh, Mangroves for the Future

Exceptionally high carbon storage in mangroves: Implications for carbon markets

Dan Donato, US Forest Service

The Frontier of Payment for Ecosystem Services: Protecting and Maintaining Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services

Winnie Lau, Manager, Forest Trends MARES Program

Effective Mangrove Conservation Through Co-management

Klaus Schmitt, Chief Technical Advisory, Management of Natural Resource in the Coastal Zone of Soc Trang Province, GTZ VIetnam

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Biodiversity Markets

May 2, 2010
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As more and more governments and businesses consider market-like instruments as tools for biodiversity footprint management, it is increasingly important to understand what is happening, where, and how those tools work. It is also critical to provide reliable information free to the public to enable all market participants to make more informed decisions, learn from the experiences of others, and ultimately allow stable, equitable and effective conservation markets to develop.

This panel will discuss how to get beyond public finance for biodiversity conservation and how markets can be used to achieve more and better cost effective conservation outcomes from infrastructure development.

Panel

State of Biodiversity Offsets and Biodiversity Market Instruments
Kerry ten Kate, Director, Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program (BBOP), Forest Trends

REDD+ And Biodiversity Conservation
Terry Sunderland, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, CIFOR

Basics of Biodiversity Offsets and Conservation Banking: Lessons from the State of Victoria and Ideas for the South-East Asia Region
Michael Crowe, Government of Victoria, Australia

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Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services

May 2, 2010
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The use of markets and market-based mechanisms to conserve and pay for ecosystem services is a growing global trend that has gained a solid foothold through both the regulated and voluntary carbon markets and is rapidly gaining traction in the water markets. Furthermore, it is a trend that is no longer solely important to environmentalists but has become of essential interest to small local communities, government regulators, businesses, and financiers all over the world.

The focus of this panel is on understanding how to maximize ability of market mechanisms to increase watershed services while also providing incentives for improved land use in catchment areas. We will explore cases where market-based mechanisms can play a critical role in the protection, restoration and sustainable management of the world’s most essential commodity— water — for which there is no substitute.

Panel

Overview of China’s Watershed EcoCompensation Programs
Jin Leshan, China Agricultural University
Lessons Learned Facilitating Linkages between ES Providers and Sellers
Dr. Delia Catacutan, ICRAF/RUPES
Emerging markets and market-like approaches to watershed quality
Mark Kieser, Kieser & Associates

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The Vietnam Experience

May 2, 2010
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This session will explore Vietnam’s Forest Ecosystem Services, related policy development and other relevant experiences.

Panel

Vietnam’s Pilot Policy for Forest Ecosystem Services (PFES): Government Perspective

Nguyen Tuan Phú, Office of the Government and Pham Xuan Phuong, Legal Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

Contributions of Winrock International and GTZ to the formulation and implementation of policy on Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Viet Nam

Nguyen Chi Thanh, Winrock International, Vietnam; Juergen Hess, GTZ Vietnam

Experience with REDD Pilot Projects in Vietnam

Richard McNally and REDD working group in Vietnam

Forest law enforcement, governance, and trade (FLEGT), and potential implications of REDD for local people: Impacts of small-scaled illegal logging operations

Rene Boot, Tropenbos International

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Projects, Products and Measurement Reporting

May 2, 2010
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Projects, Products and Measurement Reporting

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This session will identify key roadblocks, priority action areas and research/capacity building needs around the measurement of carbon.

Panel

REDD Carbon Measurement, National Inventories, Nested and Sectoral Approaches
Joerg Seifert-Granzin, Forest Carbon Consultant, Forest Trends
How Projects Measure Up: Key Successes of REDD+ Projects and Lessons Learned for Design and Evaluation of REDD+ Activities
Adam Gibbon, Climate Initiative Technical Specialist, Rainforest Alliance
Regional REDD, Governance and Leakage Issues
Gary Bull, Professor, University of British Columbia

Resources
REDD Carbon Measurement, National Inventories, Nested and Sectoral Approaches
Joerg Seifert-Granzin , Forest Carbon Consultant, Forest Trends

Joerg Seifert-Granzin explains how future REDD implementation framework should look like while providing insight on how to share benefits from REDD with different stakeholders. In addition to giving examples of various measurement approaches in different countries, Joerg also describes 6 categories for dealing with inconsistencies between project based approaches, national approaches and sub-national activities.

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How Projects Measure Up: Key Successes of REDD+ Projects and Lessons Learned for Design and Evaluation of REDD+ Activities
Adam Gibbon, Initiative Technical Specialist, Rainforest Alliance

Click here for video of the side meeting with Adam Gibbon

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Regional REDD, Governance and Leakage Issues
Gary Bull, Professor, University of British Columbia

Gary Bull explains the problems of leakages and proposes solutions on how to tackle the issue while stressing that international leakage should be the main focus. He presents two types of trade models, and explains that engaging key stakeholders from government, industries, and NGOs is key to solving the problem.

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Voices from the Markets

May 2, 2010
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Voices from the Markets

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This session will explore a range of enabling policy environments which encourage public-private investment partnerships, catalyzing flows of private capital into local climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

Panel

ModeratorMichael Jenkins, Forest Trends

Public-Private Investment Partnerships.

David Brand, Managing Director, New Forests Pty Limited

How Payments for Carbon Sequestration Create New Forests of High Biodiversity and Social Welfare in Vietnam.

Dirk Walterspacher, Forest Finance Group

Resources
Public-Private Investment Partnerships
David Brand, Managing Director, New Forests Pty Limited

David Brand describes New Forest’s investment strategies and various developing programs around REDD in Asia and Indonesia. He stresses the importance of pricing ecosystems and highlights different struggles in legislation and leadership in the United States. David goes on to describe the private sector’s role in financing REDD projects and finishes up by exploring different funding options in order to maintain momentum.

Note: David Brand did not have a powerpoint presentation.

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How Payments for Carbon Sequestration Create New Forests of High Biodiversity and Social Welfare in Vietnam
Dirk Walterspacher, Forest Finance Group

Dirk Walterspacher explores Forest Finance Group’s main goals, which include investment, carbon storage, and green energy. He explains that by offering different services, the reduction of carbon emission is possible. To illustrate this, he describes the reforestation project in Vietnam last year while putting a strong emphasis on the role that national and regional stakeholders played in the project.

Click here for video of the first part of Dirk Walterspacher ‘s Presentation

Click here for video of the second part of Dirk Walterspacher ‘s Presentation

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