2016 - International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services

The theme of the symposium is the Valuation of forest ecosystem services for better-informed decision making and market-based mechanisms promoting sustainable conservation management of forest biodiversity.

Objectives – 

  •        To synthesize the available knowledge base on ecosystem services of forests and their valuation,
  •        To introduce emerging  global trends in ecosystem valuation (qualitative and/or quantitative) to the local context,
  •        To identify gaps in knowledge and research needs related to ecosystem valuation and make recommendations towards upgrading the knowledge base with a view to their implementation.

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Symposium - communication material

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This folder contains the Concept Note as well as communication material produced for the symposium

Symposium Proceedings Book

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Refer pages 41 - 65

The valuation of ecosystem services is becoming an increasingly important contribution to policy and decision making at scales from the local to the global.  A global initiative on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity, which started in 2007, has set a framework for valuing ecosystem services (TEEB 2008).  The valuation of ecosystem services can contribute to better-informed decision-making and market-based mechanisms promoting biodiversity protection (as in the case of schemes for payment for ecosystem services).

This international research symposium was organised by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment of the Government of Sri Lanka, and focuses on the following four specific areas:

  •         Blue-Green Economy and Environment (Climate Change, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Blue Green Economy)
  •         Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services
  •         Coastal and Ocean Resources
  •         Community Forestry (special session)

This publication is a compilation of selected research papers received, evaluated and accepted for presentation at the above-mentioned parallel events, which would be running between 18 to 19 October 2016 as a part of the Sri Lanka NEXT ‘Blue-Green Era’ Convention and Exhibition.

Documents

18 October 2016
English

15 - Assessment of land cover changes and it’s implications for carbon Stock of a conservation area of southwest, Nigeria

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Session 3 - Capturing Ecosystem Service Values

Assessment of land cover changes and it’s implications for carbon Stock of  a  conservation  area   of  southwest,  Nigeria

Oluwole John Pelmo and Maureen U. Ogoliegbune

18 October 2016
English

14 - Mikoko Pamoja: a small-scale mangrove REDD+ project in Kenya

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 3 - Capturing Ecosystem Service Values

Mikoko Pamoja: a small-scale mangrove REDD+ project in Kenya

J. Kairo  and  M. Czachur

18 October 2016
English

13 - Valuing ecosystem benefits through reforestation of degraded rain forest patches in Sri Lanka whilst helping to mitigate climate change

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Session 3 - Capturing Ecosystem Service Values

Valuing ecosystem benefits through reforestation of degraded rain forest patches in Sri Lanka whilst helping to mitigate climate change.

Lakmini Senadheera, W.M.P.B.S. Wahala, Shermila Weragoda

18 October 2016
English

12 - Biofilm biofertilizers for incorporating biodiversity benefits and reducing environmentally harmful subsidies in agriculture

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Session 3 - Capturing Ecosystem Service Values

Biofilm biofertilizers for incorporating biodiversity benefits and reducing environmentally harmful subsidies in agriculture.

Gamini Seneviratne and P.C. Wijepala

18 October 2016
English

11 - Incorporating ecosystem services and biodiversity benefits into decision making through economic incentives and reducing environmentally harmful subsidies due to governmental or institutional inaction

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Session 3 - Capturing Ecosystem Service Values

Keynote Address - Madhu Verma

Incorporating ecosystem services and biodiversity benefits into decision making through economic incentives and reducing environmentally harmful subsidies due to governmental or institutional inaction. 

 

18 October 2016
English

10 - Identification and valuation of direct ecosystem services from a protected forest area in Bangladesh: a case study

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Session 2 - Demonstrating Ecosystem Service Values

Identification and valuation of direct ecosystem services from a protected forest area in Bangladesh: a case study.

Mohammed Jashimuddin, Samiul Islam, Tapan Kumar Nath

18 October 2016
English

09 - Recognising forest ecosystem services and benefits

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Session 2 - Demonstrating Ecosystem Service Values

Recognising forest ecosystem services and benefits.

Priyanie Amerasinghe, Matthew McCartneyand and Sanjiv de Silva

18 October 2016
English

08 - Potential income from REDD+ activities from Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape

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Session 2 - Demonstrating Ecosystem Service Values

Potential income from REDD+ activities from  Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape.

Basanta Gautam

18 October 2016
English

07 - Valuing ecosystem services together (vest): a social marketing strategy for the promotion of PES in northern Mindanao, Philippines

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 2 - Demonstrating Ecosystem Service Values

Valuing ecosystem services together (vest): a social marketing strategy for the promotion of PES in northern Mindanao, Philippines.

Evans Rosauro I Yonson

18 October 2016
English

06 - Natural capital, ecosystem services and role of environment valuation in policy making

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 2 - Demonstrating Ecosystem Service Values

Keynote Address - Herath M. Gunatilake

Natural capital, ecosystem services and role of environment valuation in policy making.

 

18 October 2016
English

05 - Performance of coastal vegetation in dissipating the energy of the upcoming flow

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 1 - Recognising Ecosystem Service Values

Performance of coastal vegetation in dissipating the energy of the upcoming flow.

R.M.C.L. Bandara, E.A.D.D.D. Egodawatta, H.R.Abeywickrama, S.S.L. Hettiarachchi

18 October 2016
English

04 - Assessment of canopy die-back in Horton Plains National Park using multi-spectral satellite data

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 1 - Recognising Ecosystem Service Values

Assessment of canopy die-back in Horton Plains National Park using multi-spectral satellite data.

Sisira Ediriweera, Tithira Lakkana, Prabha Rupasinghe

18 October 2016
English

03 - The ecological and economic value of natural forests in relation to the Sri Lankan leopard

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 1 - Recognising Ecosystem Service Values

The ecological and economic value of natural forests in relation to the Sri Lankan leopard.

Andrew Kittle, Anjali Watson, Samuel Cushman and David Macdonald

 

18 October 2016
English

02 - Mini-hydro: an injurious novel threat to highland forest ecosystems of Sri Lanka

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 1 - Recognising Ecosystem Service Values

 

Mini-hydro: an injurious novel threat to highland forest ecosystems of Sri Lanka. E.I.L.Silva and E.N.S.Silva

18 October 2016
English

01 - Assessment of carbon and non-carbon benefits of tropical home gardens in relation to natural forests for REDD-related activities in Sri Lanka

uploaded by Thilal Nanayakkara

Session 1 - Recognising Ecosystem Service Values

Key Note Address

  1.       Assessment of carbon and non-carbon benefits of tropical home gardens in relation to natural forests for REDD-related activities in Sri Lanka.

Eskil Mattsson, M.Ostwald, S.P.Nissanka

18 October 2016
English
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