Compensatory Payments for the Protection of Indigenous Community Forests within the context of Peru´s Tropical Forest Programme (CBC II)
As of: May 2018
Objective and activities
The project takes a decentralised approach to using compensatory payments for forest protection in order to effectively halt logging within the Amazon rainforest over the long term. Communities that conserve tropical forests on their lands receive financial compensation for their contribution to protecting the climate and biodiversity. The project is further developing existing plans, guidelines and instruments for the practical implementation of compensatory payments and is communicating these to the responsible parties within five regional governmental bodies. It is also strengthening their institutional capacities for implementing this instrument, among other things through training and advisory support. Mechanisms for consultation and negotiation among public and private institutions at different levels (national, regional, local) and the indigenous organisations contribute to the coordinated management of transfer payments. Lessons learned will be systematically collected and disseminated in publications.
- Promotion of the ‘Conservando Juntos’ tropical forest protection programme in Peru