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4. How to enable design and implementation of valuation studies and PES schemes?

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Key concepts & skills: • consolidation of the previous learning objectives • apply principles to identify key ecosystem goods and services • identify what valuation data are needed & scope of the assessment • select appropriate methods and elements

READINGS

Recommended:

1.jpg VALUE: Counting ecosystems as water infrastructure (IUCN, 2004) En, Es - Chapter 5

PAY: Establishing payments for ecosystem services (IUCN, 2006) En, Es - Chapter 2-3 10.jpg

17.jpg Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (FAO, 2012) En, Es, Fr, Ar, Ru, Zh

Water Funds: Conserving Green Infrastructure. A Guide for Design, Creation and Operation (TNC & al., 2012) 59.jpg
This manual is an effort by TNC, FEMSA Foundation, IDB, and GEF to compile, analyze and synthesize its own experience with Water Funds, together with that of the projects already in existence and under creation, in order to provide operational guidelines to people and organizations interested in establishing a water fund or similar mechanism.

60.jpg Charting New Waters: State of Watershed Payments 2012 (Forest Trends, 2013)
This report is the second installment of the most comprehensive inventory to date of initiatives around the world that are paying individuals and communities to revive or preserve water-friendly features of the landscape. Such features include wetlands, streams, and forests that can capture, filter, and store freshwater.

Monitoring payments for watershed services schemes in developing countries (IIED, 2013) 
In this paper the monitoring and evaluation criteria behind compliance or transactional monitoring is discussed, which ensures that contracts are followed, and effectiveness conditionality, which looks at how schemes manage to achieve their environmental objectives regardless of the degree of compliance.

 

Project 1188: The Economic and the Social Value of the Guinea Current Ecosystem - A First Approximation 20.jpg

Project 1188: Report on generic list of economic instruments for the management of critical zone resources and pollution reduction/abatement in the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Area (UNIDO, 2010)

Project 842: Economic Valuation of Basin Resources Final Report to EPSMO Project of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization as an input to the Okavango River Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (OKACOM, 2009)

Project 885: South China Sea Knowledge Document on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats;

Project 885: Procedure for Determination of National and Regional Economic Values for Ecotone Goods and Services and Total Economic Values of Coastal Habitats in the context of the UNEP/GEF Project (UNEP, 2007)

Project 885: Evaluation and analysis for economic valuation of the impacts of land-based

Project 615: From Local Watershed Management to Integrated River Basin Management at National and Transboundary Levels – Chapter 4 (Mekong River Commission, 2011)

 

Presentations from the November 2012 Regional Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects & Partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, run by IW:LEARN, UNECE, IUCN, Rhodes University and FAO:
18.jpg Ecosystem goods and services valuation for BCLME (Nico Willemse)
Equitable Payments for Watershed Services: A case of Lake Naivasha, Kenya (Josephat Nyongesa) 19.jpg

Presentations from the November 2006 workshop on Economic Valuation and Water-Related Decision-Making in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, run by IUCN and IW:LEARN:
The impact of river basin management issues on communities in the Volta Basin (Ghana)
Problems de gestion des ressources en eau dans le bassin de la Volta (Burkina Faso)
Designing and implementing valuation studies - a roadmap (C. Sadoff)

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