Events

The 5th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services

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24 November 2016 to 25 November 2016

The 2016 international eco-compensation conference provided a platform for discussing innovations, developments, and lessons in implementing eco-compensation and payments for ecosystem services in the People’s Republic of China and other countries. Over 150 representatives from ADB developing member countries, international organizations, private sector, and academia attended the conference, which was jointly developed and sponsored by ADB, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the China Eco-compensation Policy Research Center.

Venue: 
Kunming
People’s Republic of China
ADB Organizer: 
East Asia Department,
Water Sector Group
Partner Organization: 
Western Region Development Department of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People's Republic of China, China Eco-compensation Policy Research Center (CEPRC), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Event Coordinator: 
Topics: 
Environment,
Knowledge Management,
Poverty,
Water,
Finance
http://k-learn.adb.org/sites/default/files/course/2016/For%20k-Learn%20upload_conference-guide-en.pdf
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Nov 2016 Welcome Remarks ADB Vice President Stephen Groff at the 5th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services
ADB Vice President Stephen Groff highlighted the long-term partnership with the National Development and Reform Commission on developing ...
Stephen Groff
24 Nov 2016 Keynote Presentation Mainstreaming Eco-Compensation into Development: The ADB Vision
Alvin Lopez, ADB’s senior natural resources and agriculture specialist, delivered the keynote presentation at the 5th International Conference...
Alvin Lopez
24 Nov 2016 Book Launch Toward a National Eco-compensation Regulation in the People’s Republic of China
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Deputy Director General Xiao Weiming and ADB East...
24 Nov 2016 Recent Developments and Innovations in Payments for Ecosystem Services and Other Ecosystem Financing Instruments Eco-Compensation Legislation Development in the People's Republic of China: Progress, Challenges and Next Steps
Prof. Wang Jin, professor at Peking University Law School and director of Peking University Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Institute...
Wang Jin
24 Nov 2016 Recent Developments and Innovations in Payments for Ecosystem Services and Other Ecosystem Financing Instruments An International Overview of Innovative Financing Instruments for Ecosystem Management, and Implications for the People's Republic of China
Michael Bennett, Forest Trends senior researcher, outlined some of the major types of innovative approaches for conservation finance globally...
Michael T. Bennett
24 Nov 2016 Recent Developments and Innovations in Payments for Ecosystem Services and Other Ecosystem Financing Instruments Progress in Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Viet Nam
Pham Hong Luong, director of the Department of Planning and Finance, Viet Nam Administration of Forestry, provided a briefing on Viet Nam...
Pham Hong Luong
24 Nov 2016 Recent Developments and Innovations in Payments for Ecosystem Services and Other Ecosystem Financing Instruments Current Status and Developments in REDD+ Globally
Protecting and restoring tropical forests is a large-scale and cheap way to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change...
Jonah Busch
24 Nov 2016 Eco-Compensation and Poverty Reduction Setting the Social and Environmental Agenda in China: Why is it Important?
Prof. Zuo Ting of the China Agricultural University and the China Center for Poverty Reduction and Development discussed three main topics...
Ting Zuo
24 Nov 2016 Eco-Compensation and Poverty Reduction Enabling Conditions to Foster Success in National Programmes: Conditional Transfers—Experiences, Lessons and Challenges
Ina Porras, senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development, shared experiences between poverty and environmental...
Ina Porras
24 Nov 2016 Eco-Compensation and Poverty Reduction Practical Experiences in Combining Poverty and Environment at the National Level: The Experience of South Africa
Poverty in South Africa is seen as one of the major challenges facing the young democracy. This is compounded by the high and continually...
Luvuyo Mlilo
24 Nov 2016 Eco-Compensation and Poverty Reduction Practical Experiences in Combining Poverty and Environment at the National Level: The National Greening Program of the Philippines
The Philippines’ remaining forest cover accounts for only 23% of the country’s land area. This compelled then President Benigno "Noynoy" ...
Ma. Teresa Aquino
24 Nov 2016 Monitoring Ecosystem Services and Impacts of Eco-compensation and PES Programs Measuring and Monitoring the Impacts of Eco-Compensation and Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) Programmes
The presentation of UNEP-WCMC PRC representative, Meng Han, covered three broad areas about measuring and monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem...
Han Meng
24 Nov 2016 Monitoring Ecosystem Services and Impacts of Eco-compensation and PES Programs Accounting Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP)
Ecosystem is essential for human survival and development. Yet in the economic-social-environment nexus, there is currently no widely used...
Zhiyun Ouyang
24 Nov 2016 Monitoring Ecosystem Services and Impacts of Eco-compensation and PES Programs Grassland Eco-Compensation in China: What Can and Cannot Be Monitored?
Grassland covers about 40% of the PRC and is its largest terrestrial ecosystem. Since 2011, the government-financed “subsidy and reward program...
Zhentong Hu
24 Nov 2016 Monitoring Ecosystem Services and Impacts of Eco-compensation and PES Programs Development of Feasible Indicators for Restoration of Watershed Services
Effective watershed management must critically recognize a variety of conditions and factors that influence or impair desired watershed services...
Mark Kieser
24 Nov 2016 Watershed and Trans-Provincial PES and Eco-compensation Progress and Prospect of Ecological Compensation Mechanism in Dongjiang River Basin
On  19 October 2016, the provinces of Jiangxi and Guangdong signed the “Horizontal Ecological Compensation Agreement of Dongjiang River...
Fanbin Kong
24 Nov 2016 Watershed and Trans-Provincial PES and Eco-compensation Water Funds in the People’s Republic of China
Based on the payment for ecosystem scheme, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed sophisticated financial tools, collectively called ...
Quan Mu
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Nov 2016 Market-Based Eco-Compensation Mechanisms and the Role of the Private Sector Wetland Mitigation Banking: Approaches to Credit Determination
Wetland mitigation banking is a regulatory-driven environmental market. Federal regulations, under the Clean Water Act, require a permit ...
Palmer Hough
25 Nov 2016 Market-Based Eco-Compensation Mechanisms and the Role of the Private Sector Trust Funds as a Tool to Protect the Water Source Areas: A Case Study in Longwu, Zhejiang Province
The Shanshui trust fund, Hangzhou’s Longwu reservoir water source protection project, is a public trust project to protect and manage the...
Qingxin Chu
25 Nov 2016 Market-Based Eco-Compensation Mechanisms and the Role of the Private Sector Implementing Biodiversity Offsets – Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons Learned from the French Experiences
When development projects generate impacts on biodiversity that could not be sufficiently avoided or reduced, offsets must be designed and...
Fabien Quetier
25 Nov 2016 Market-Based Eco-Compensation Mechanisms and the Role of the Private Sector Market Based Eco-Compensation Mechanism for Forest Carbon Sink
In the PRC, around 90% of climate change-sensitive areas are found in poverty-stricken regions. Reducing poverty through market mechanism...
Jiuhong Qi
25 Nov 2016 Market-Based Eco-Compensation Mechanisms and the Role of the Private Sector China Carbon Trading Mechanism and Potentials
Prof. Zhihong Wei of Tsinghua University introduced the carbon trading market in the PRC. Two carbon trading mechanisms have been established...
Zhihong Wei
25 Nov 2016 The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB): Mainstreaming Eco-compensation into Potential Ecosystem Restoration Projects in the YREB Region Eco-compensation in Yunnan Province: Experiences and Future Priorities
Li Yuan, Director of the Yunnan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, introduced the development of ecological protection compensation...
Yuan Li
25 Nov 2016 The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB): Mainstreaming Eco-compensation into Potential Ecosystem Restoration Projects in the YREB Region Eco-compensation in Qinghai Province: Experiences and Future Priorities
Hou Baojian, director of Qinghai Development and Reform Commission, introduced the practices and prospects of ecological compensation in ...
Baojian Hou
25 Nov 2016 The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB): Mainstreaming Eco-compensation into Potential Ecosystem Restoration Projects in the YREB Region Eco-compensation in Sichuan Province: Experiences and Future Priorities
Yu Hua, director of Sichuan Development and Reform Commission, presented the experiences and prospects of ecological compensation in Sichuan...
Hua Yu
25 Nov 2016 The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB): Mainstreaming Eco-compensation into Potential Ecosystem Restoration Projects in the YREB Region Eco-compensation in Chongqing Municipality: Experiences and Future Priorities
Ye Chengli, deputy director of the Economic Cooperation Division of the Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, briefly presented...
Chengli Ye