Fair ideas - When one size is not enough: a South-South dialogue on PES experiences in Costa Rica and Brazil
17th June. Room: Pastoral, 11:30 - 13:00
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese with simultaneous translation
Led by: Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS), Brazil; National Forestry Fund (FONAFIFO), Costa Rica; IIED, UK
This session will focus on the different governance systems that underpin the National Costa Rican payments for environmental services (PES) programme and the regional Bolsa Floresta project in Brazil, highlighting their evolution and implementation in the different contexts. Importantly, it will also discuss the effectiveness of the schemes, how this is measured, and the relation it has in terms of the ultimate provision of ecosystems services.
René Castro (chair), Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Oscar Sánchez, Environmental Services Director, FONAFIFO, Costa Rica
Ina Porras, Researcher, Sustainable Markets Group, IIED, UK
Virgilio Viana, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FAS, Brazil
Ademar Romeiro, Associate Professor, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Carlos Herrera, Executive Director of FUNDECOR
FONAFIFO is a semi-public institution created by Law to implement the PES programme in Costa Rica. Parallel to PES, FONAFIFO targets small and medium farmers to promote forest activities through credit and other mechanisms to support forest management. The organisation has been leader in promoting South-South collaboration, for example a recently signed cooperation agreement for REDD+ among Costa Rica, Mexico and Ecuador.
FAS is a nongovernment organisation focusing on implementing the Bolsa Floresta Programme in state reserves in Amazonas. Working together with the state and private companies, FAS fosters environmental conservation and enhancement of locals’ welfare.
IIED is a policy research organisation with 40 years of experience in linking environment and development. Based in London and working on five continents, IIED specialises in linking local to global.