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Policy Workshop: Conditional transfers for poverty reduction and ecosystem management

Healthy ecosystems provide valuable assets for vulnerable people, increase resilience to climate change and support other processes across the economy. At the same time, these economic activities affect the quality and quantity of the natural base in a continuous loop.

Managing and protecting these resources is a matter of national priority that requires combining agendas, especially social and environmental. This will increase political visibility, access to budgets and public awareness. It will provide governments with practical approaches towards global agendas, like the Sustainable Development Goals.

This paper reports on a workshop held in September 2016, which looked at experiences from countries that tackle these combined agendas, and have achieved significant geographic scale and political permanence.

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Porras, I., Mohammed, E. (2016) Policy Workshop: Conditional transfers for poverty reduction and ecosystem management. IIED Event report, IIED, London.
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This project will explore the potential for combining payments for ecosystem services (PES) and conditional social transfers (CST) at national and sub-national level to simultaneously alleviate poverty and address environmental problems.

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