September IPID Talk with IPID Travel Grant Winner Megan Butler
Payment for Ecosystems in the Thua Thien Hue Province of Vietnam
Date: Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Humphrey School Freeman Commons (Room 205)
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We are very excited to have our first IPID talk of the year. Our first talk will be with Megan Butler (a IPID travel grant recipient) and a team of MDP students who recently conducted research in Vietnam. Read Megan’s description of the project below and we will see you there!
This presentation will describe the research that our MDP field team performed this summer on the feasibility of the implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs in the Thua Thien Hue Province in Vietnam. Payments for Ecosystem Services work to incentivize the mitigation of climate change and natural resource degradation by offsetting the costs of forest protection for forest-dependent communities. Our team performed a literature review of existing PES pilot programs in Vietnam in order to identify characteristics of successful PES programs in the country and then conducted a series of community interviews in the Nam Dong district of Thua Thien-Hue province to determine the potential pitfalls and possible successes of PES implementation in the Province. The IPID presentation will provide a brief background of the current context of PES programs implementation in Vietnam and discuss the insights gained from the team’s field research.