Representatives from UN-REDD Programme partner countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region convened in Lima, Peru, 26-27 August to share and gain knowledge on fiscal and monetary incentives and their complementarity to REDD+ biodiversity conservation efforts. The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Environment of Peru, the UN-REDD Programme, USAID’s Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA), and GIZ.

Participating countries – which included Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru – were provided with an overview of how different public incentives can have implications over REDD+ and biodiversity conservation efforts based upon the preliminary findings of country studies carried out with the support of USAID ICAA and the UN-REDD Programme.  Analytical examples presented included:

 

 

Discussions during the event focused on some of the issues countries are grappling with to ensure coherence among policies, as well as the complementarity of public incentives for agriculture with REDD+ and biodiversity conservation efforts – and the achievement of sustainable development more broadly.

Among the key lessons learned and best practices identified were the need to:

The presentations of the workshop can be accessed here.

For more information on the workshop, please contact Jacinto Coello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).