Benefit-sharing approaches

Benefit sharing systems should provide effective incentives for sustainable forest, genetic resources and other natural resources management and conservation activities while it builds support and legitimacy for such activities. To achieve this dual objective, benefit sharing should be more equitable than a strict focus on economic incentives allows for.

The principle behind benefit sharing aims to reward individuals, communities, organizations and business for specific actions. Successful experiences in benefit sharing mechanisms focus on governance, transparency and accountability.

However, how such benefits should be shared between different stakeholders has not been carefully explored. Some key questions in REDD+and other forest mitigation mechanisms, as well as for genetic resources sustainable management and conservation actions are: 1) How the costs and benefits from should be distributed?; 2) How the roles and responsibilities of the different actors involved should be shared?

The poster will be present benefit sharing concepts and approaches as well as examples from IUCN projects including experiences related with REDD+, payments for ecosystem services and genetic resources. The recently adopted CDB Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing will be expose too.

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