Factors for success in developing a REDD+ project in the Chyulu Hills landscape of southern Kenya and its integration into a model for long-term conservation financing through multiple ecosystem payments
OCTF seminar followed by drinks – all welcome
The Chyulu Hills REDD+ project is one of just two successful REDD+ projects developed in Kenya. The development process took 6 years and has involved bringing together a coalition of stakeholders that includes Kenya’s national parks and forest services, four indigenous Maasai Group Ranches, and three local NGOs. The project is now marketing VCX/CCBS verified credits. The talk presents some of the key factors and steps – institutional, legal, financial – in developing the project. It sets the project in the ecological context of the Chyulu Hills and a long-term vision for building a portfolio of ecosystem service payments.
Chris Tuite has worked for 50 years in applied conservation, a significant amount in East Africa. His most recent work, started as a staff member of Conservation International, has been advising on a broad conservation strategy for the Chyulu Hills ecosystem, including the development of a REDD+ Project.
1 June 2018, 16:15 (Friday, 6th week, Trinity 2018)
Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Dr Chris Tuite (Conservational International)
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Jane Applegarth (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
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Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford)
Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests