- REDD+ projects often need more rigorous monitoring
- “Mikoko Pamoja” Mangrove Conservation & Carbon Offset Project Launched
- Are sector-based approaches to climate change becoming obsolete?
- Economic valuation of mangrove ecosystem services: fisheries in the Gulf of California
- Watershed Payments Topped $8.17 Billion In 2011
Category Archives: Research
A recent study by scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, published in Environmental Research Letters (ERL), has found that half of the 20 sampled climate change mitigation (REDD+) projects do … Continue reading
by Jason Murray, Department of Economics, University of California and Octavio Aburto, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography This project was to determine the economic importance of mangrove forests in Baja California based on their contribution … Continue reading
New research gives more evidence that protecting and planting mangroves to store carbon is an affordable way to fight climate change. A new American study suggests mangroves should be included in more Carbon credit schemes, which are already working in … Continue reading
iCOAST is a research project on the potential for mangroves to contribute to climate compatible development in the coastal zone, funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and carried out by Napier University (lead), LTS International, Birmingham University, … Continue reading
Access and Benefits in Payments for Environmental Services and Implications for REDD+: Lessons from seven PES schemes
By Sango Mahanty This paper presents findings from a study of seven Payment for Environmental Service (PES) schemes that assessed impacts on livelihoods and implications for the design of incentive mechanisms for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). It … Continue reading
Participatory modelling frameworks to understand well being trade-offs in coastal ecosystem services.
This project is designed to develop a framework and associated tools to explicitly identify trade-offs between ecosystem services and between the wellbeing of different stakeholders resulting from policy and development scenarios and environmental change. We will achieve this by combining … Continue reading
A new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme highlights the role of ecosystems in tackling climate change. How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight? What consumer actions can we take to reduce damage … Continue reading
Forests for firewood, streams for irrigation, wetlands for flood defence: we all need natural systems to support and protect us, but it is many of the world’s poorest people who are most dependent on these ecosystem services. How can these … Continue reading