Forest ecosystem valuation and economics

Documents

01 September 2015
English

Policy Brief 7: Fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production: Options to forge compatibility with REDD+

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

This Policy Brief outlines options for forging compatibility between fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production and REDD+.

08 July 2015
English

Forest Ecosystems in the transition to a green economy and the role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania

uploaded by Beth Mbote

The aim of this report was to assess how deforestation affects the economy of the United Republic of Tanzania, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP and by looking at the effects on the economy if the full suite of forest ecosystem services are taken into account.The findings show that investment in the forestry sector has a disproportionately positive impact on the incomes of rural households in comparison to stimulating output from other sectors, meaning that investment in forestry could contribute to alleviating poverty. Taking these findings together, this report presents a solid case for Tanzania to integrate REDD+ policies into key economic sectors such as energy, agriculture, livestock, industries, transport and water to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation while identifying how the implementation of REDD+ can be part of Tanzania’s broader economic and development strategy, as the country plans to move towards REDD+ results-based actions that could lead to results-based payments and then towards Green Economy pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication in Tanzania.

11 June 2015
Spanish

Ecosistemas Forestales en las Economias Nacionales y la Contribucion de REDD+ en la Transformacion hacia una Economia Verde: El Caso de Panama

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

La tala de bosques en Panamá avanza a un ritmo alarmante. Entre 1992 y 2008, la cobertura forestal del país disminuyó en 14%. La explotación forestal proporciona madera al sector forestal que contribuye a la economía de Panamá mediante el apoyo a la producción de muchos otros sectores. Entre 2001 y 2011, el sector forestal generó 80.590.000 dólares de los Estados Unidos por concepto de valor añadido en sectores conexos, entre otros, los tres sectores más importantes de la economía de Panamá: el financiero, el comercial y el del transporte. La conservación de los bosques también contribuye al bienestar humano a través de la provisión de servicios de los ecosistemas. Sin embargo, los incentivos financieros a la tala de los bosques son más fuertes que los incentivos para su conservación y ello trae como resultado la deforestación y la pérdida de servicios de los ecosistemas de los bosques. Entre los servicios no comercializados valorados, los servicios reguladores, y concretamente los servicios de almacenamiento de carbono (que contribuyen a la mitigación del cambio climático) y los servicios de regulación del agua, están entre los más valiosos. Por cada hectárea deforestada en Panamá se liberan alrededor de 436 toneladas de CO2 en promedio, lo que equivale a 3.224 dólares, según el precio del carbono en el mercado. Entre 1992 y 2012, la deforestación ocasionó pérdidas económicas netas por valor de 3.476 millones de dólares en todo el período. La conservación de los bosques y su gestión sostenible habrían evitado esas pérdidas. 

 

27 April 2015
English

(Flyer) Benefits of Forest Ecosystems in Zambia and the role of REDD+ in a Green Economy Transformation

uploaded by Maddie West

The main objective of the study was to assess the economic value of Zambia’s forest ecosystem services. The  study estimates that, when ecosystem services provided by forests are accounted for, forests make a direct contribution to the national economy equivalent to about 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), which rises to 6.3% with the application of multiplier effects.

27 April 2015
English

(Report summary) Benefits of Forest Ecosystems in Zambia and the role of REDD+ in a Green Economy Transformation

uploaded by Maddie West

The main objective of the study was to assess the economic value of Zambia’s forest ecosystem services. The  study estimates that, when ecosystem services provided by forests are accounted for, forests make a direct contribution to the national economy equivalent to about 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), which rises to 6.3% with the application of multiplier effects.

27 April 2015
English

Benefits of Forest Ecosystems in Zambia and the role of REDD+ in a Green Economy Transformation

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

The main objective of the study was to assess the economic value of Zambia’s forest ecosystem services. The  study estimates that, when ecosystem services provided by forests are accounted for, forests make a direct contribution to the national economy equivalent to about 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), which rises to 6.3% with the application of multiplier effects.

Select/Unselect all
Assembly
Capacity Building Resource
CNA
Communicating REDD+
Community-based REDD+
Executive Board
Forest Governance
Gender
Green Economy
Institutional Reports
Legal Preparedness
Lessons learned
Multiple Benefits
National Programmes
National REDD+ Strategies
NFMS/REL
Partners
Policy Board
Presentation
REDD+ Academy
REDD+ Finance
Safeguards
Stakeholder Engagement
Support to National REDD+ Actions (SNA) Global Programme
Targeted support
Tenure Security
What is REDD+?
Select/Unselect all
Africa
Asia-Pacific
Global
Latin America and the Caribbean
Select/Unselect all
Select/Unselect UN-REDD Programme Partner Countries
Select/Unselect Other REDD+ countries
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Bangladesh
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic (the)
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (the)
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
European Union
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic (the)
Liberia
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. States of
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands (the)
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norway
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines (the)
Republic of Guinea
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Samoa
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan (the)
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Select/Unselect all
FAO
UNDP
UNEP
UNFCCC
Meet all selected criteria