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Payments for Ecosystem Services: Green is the New Grey

This piece was originally posted on the Ecosystem Services for Policy Alleviation website, and was written with WRI intern Julie Edmonds.

In these times of budget constraints, municipal authorities, donors and development NGOs are increasingly looking to services provided by nature as a less costly alternative to building expensive man-made infrastructure.

Such services, also known as ecosystem services, are the positive externalities that ecosystems such as forests, floodplains and wetlands provide for communities around them.

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World Resources Institute Comments on the Forest Investment Program Results Framework

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds that supports developing countries' efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The FIP Results Framework is a tool to monitor and evaluate the implementation of FIP funds. Following are WRI's comments suggesting ways to improve the FIP Results Framework.

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The REDD+ Decision in Cancun

How does the new agreement on REDD set the stage for halting the destruction and degradation of forests?

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Investing in Results

Enhancing Coordination for More Effective Interim REDD+ Financing

This working paper proposes several options for improved coordination of REDD+ financing at the national, bilateral and multilateral level. It identifies a need to balance improvements in coordination at the global level with the equal importance of promoting flexibility, learning, and country-...

From Copenhagen to Cancun: Forests and REDD+

An update on the role of forests and REDD+ in the international climate negotiations.

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Having Your Food and Forests, Too

Expanding agriculture onto already degraded lands could relieve pressure on the world’s remaining forests.

Enabling tropical countries to boost their economies and feed global populations whi

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FAQ: Indonesia, Degraded Land and Sustainable Palm Oil

Common data and clear definitions will enable the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and REDD+ policy-makers to achieve a shared goal: sustainable oil palm expansion on degraded land in Indonesia.

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