Workshop: "Property Rights and Value Issues in the Functioning of Payments for Environmental Services"

Past Event

17 March 2009, 3:00pm - 6:30pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

The most significant environmental challenges facing society today include climate change, biodiversity loss and increasing water scarcity. Poverty in many parts of the world is closely linked to these challenges. Payments for Environmental Services (PES) have gained popularity as a tool to tackle these issues by bridging conflicting land use interests by means of compensations. But who should be compensated and for what service? Without an understanding of property rights and values issues, PES - including REDD - are unlikely to succeed. This workshop will bring together practitioners and academics with experience in forestry-related PES activities such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to present and discuss a set of papers addressing these central questions. The discussion will be followed by refreshments.

Organisers: Drs Laura Rival (Department of International Development), Emily Boyd (Environmental Change Institute) & Mandar Trivedi (Global Canopy Programme)