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Webinar | Payments for Ecosystem Services to support Forest and Landscape Restoration

Posted by Deesha Chandra (Admin) Feb 24, 2020 Posted in Events

26 March 2020, 10AM CET

FAO and the WWF Landscape Finance Lab are happy to invite all to the new online knowledge-sharing forum: “Payments for Ecosystem Services to support Forest and Landscape Restoration.”

This webinar will introduce the key principles and concept of PES and its role in providing finance for FLR impact on the ground. Through a practitioners’ lens, speakers will share examples of PES implementation to support FLR outcomes. Key roles for different landscape actors and stakeholders in designing and implementing PES will be discussed, together with the opportunities and risks associated with PES.

The webinar is part of a series on finance to support FLR within the Community of Practice (CoP) for Local Finance...ape Restoration. This CoP aims to support the exchange of experiences between members, and build capacity and a network for practitioners to finance the implementation of FLR on the ground at landscape level.

An online discussion will kick off on 12 March 2020 and last for two weeks after the webinar. Questions for speakers are welcome as well as sharing of your own experiences with implementing PES on the ground.

Please connect online to the CoP to join the discussions.

This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here!

Meet the speakers

Dr Beria Leimona, Senior Expert Landscape Governance and Finance at ICRAF
Dr Pham Thu Thuy, Senior Scientist at CIFOR

Dr Beria Leimona

Dr Leimona is Senior Expert on Landscape Governance and Investment based in the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) Southeast Asia in Indonesia.
She is leading the Cluster of Activity Global Learning Landscape of CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. She is a resource person for the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry for developing national guidelines and policy reviews. At the global level, Dr Leimona is a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Ecosystem Services Partnership Network, a lead author for the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and an Associate Editor with Ecosystem Services Journal of Elsevier.


Dr. Pham Thu Thuy

Dr Thuy is currently a Senior Scientist and Country Representative of CIFOR in Vietnam. At CIFOR her research has focused on political economy of forest governance and climate change policies. 

Thuy obtained her first class of Honor on Environmental Management/Tropical Forestry in University of Queensland, Australia and received her PhD in Pro-poor Payments for Environmental Services from Charles Darwin University, Australia. Thuy has also worked in the field of climate change policies, lower emission development strategy, payment for environmental services, reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation, poverty and environmental nexus, social safeguards, community based forest management and mainstreaming gender into national forestry policies. Before joining CIFOR, she has worked as a consultant for Asian Development Bank, World Agroforestry Center, Oxfam UK, The Stockholm Environment Institute, Forest Trends, and The University of Queensland.


This post was edited on Feb 25, 2020 by Deesha Chandra

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