Report And Case Studies

Payment for ecosystem services: Developing forest carbon projects in Nepal

Authors: Steven De Gryze and Leslie Durschinger (Terra Global Capital) with contributions from Ann Koontz(EnterpriseWorks/VITA), Shiva Pandey (ANSAB), and Bhishma Subedi (ANSAB)
Publisher: USAID
Language: English
Date of Publication: May 2009

This case study lays out the basic carbon deal considerations in the Nepalese context, specifically using Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs) in Dolakha as a tangible example of how forest carbon credits and payment for other ecosystem services (biodiversity, water, soil quality, etc.) could be pursued.