Today marks the release of Ecosystem Marketplace's State of Watershed Payments 2012 report and with it some significant findings that include China leading the world in watershed investments and a US $2 billion increase on the protection of watersheds as a method to ensure safe water supplies as well as double the number of water initiatives being developed since 2008.
While REDD+ is aimed at reducing emissions from forests, its effectiveness will depend on how much the benefits trickle down to those living closest to the forest. These same rural households are also best placed to provide local evidence of what works and what doesn’t, to influence decisions on REDD+ architecture at the national and international level.
The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will be hosting an Alaskan Conservation Foundation Internship this year. The successful candidate will be either currently enrolled in university or a recent graduate.
A recent article in the journal Ecosystem
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Because conventional markets value only certain goods or services in the oceans(e.g., fish), other services prodvideded by coastal and marine ecosystems that l tend to become degraded. In fact, the very capacity of an ecosystem to produce a valued good is often reduced because markets are valuing only the good, not the productive capacity.
The ‘CCB Standards for Smallholders Initiative’ aims to enhance the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards framework that smallholder- and community-led projects can use to demonstrate their institutional, governance and multiple benefit quality to prospective investors and offset buyers, as well as to develop guidance for projects and to promote the special qualities of these projects to potential donors, investors and offset buye
Exploring the role of forests for mitigation, adaptation, and livelihoods can identify potential synergies and trade-offs.These case studies are based on local experiences in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam in an attempt to explore how community forestry may contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals.