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Katoomba XVII Closes With Call to Action

Ben Dappen

the 17th Katoomba Meeting has wrapped up with a call to action from Forest Trends president Michael Jenkins.

The 17th Katoomba Meeting culminated with agreement on scores of key issues related to payments for ecosystem services.  We’ll be bringing you details in the days and weeks ahead, but for now here’s Michael Jenkins summarizing the events of the past week.

Closing Plenary – Michael Jenkins

24 June 2010 | HANOI | As part of the wrap up to Katoomba XVII Michael Jenkins gives us his closing thoughts. It’s been a jam-packed two days of talks and networking with an overriding sense of optimism and potential for PES and REDD in Southeast Asia. The challenge in going forward will be to keep the momentum building and consolidate the networking and potential for development that has been stimulated by this event.

The remaining Katoomba delegates are heading out on a three-day field trip to go grapple with mangroves and aquaculture projects. This leaves a little more work to be done on this website as, due to bandwidth challenges, the website requires more work than time has allowed. Watch this space for more video and Katoomba XVII related resources over the next week or two…

Many thanks to all for the myriad of contributions and great feedback!

The Katoomba Conference Team.


Closing Plenary – Michael Jenkins
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Ben Dappen has worked with Forest Trends since November 2000 as Webmaster and IT Associate, and also provides design and publishing support. He also serves as a web developer for a number of Forest Trends' partners, including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Ecoagriculture Partners. Ben graduated from Reed College in 2004 with a History degree.

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