Western Indian Ocean meeting on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and the opportunities for Climate Compatible Development Mombasa – Kenya, 14th -15th November 2012

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in partnership with the East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) and iCoast Project are organizing a regional workshop aimed at identifying the conflicts and deficiencies of, and possible solutions to the existing Kenyan environmental policy associated with PES and climate compatible development (CCD).

The objectives of this meeting will be to:

  1. Review the major environmental policies in Kenya, with respect to the opportunities or conflicts they provide for enabling PES and CCD
  2. Prepare a road map on how to incorporate PES into environmental policies
  3. Introduce EAFPES as an important vehicle to promote PES in the region
  4. Official launch of the iCoast project

Participation
As a policy workshop, we are inviting participants likely to influence decisions on ecosystem management, development and climate change in Kenya. Invited speakers will strive to provide cross cutting views on the progress made in PES and CCD, the handicaps and how policy is being used as a tool to overcome some of the hurdles.

About EAFPES and iCoast
EAFPES is a regional forum that strives to enhance the transfer of knowledge and expertise on PES in the Western Indian Ocean region

iCoast is a new research project that seeks to better understand how management of coastal ecosystems may be able to support climate compatible development (CCD) through applying the right policy and regulatory framework.
Both EAFPES and iCoast are hosted at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute in Mombasa.
For more information visit http://www.eafpes.org

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