Dr Asquith speaks at Global Landscapes Forum in Paris
As world leaders convene in Paris to agree a new climate deal at the Climate Conference, the Global Landscapes Forum brings together 2,500 stakeholders from sectors including forestry, agriculture, water, energy, law and finance, to discuss land-use issues.
Dr Asquith will lead a panel discussing the launch of Water:Shared, an initiative of more than 125 municipal and regional governments across the Andes to protect their upstream water sources by conserving their forests.
Dr Asquith works for the Bolivia-based Natura Foundation, which helped initiate a new incentive-based water conservation model – reciprocal watershed agreements – in 2003.
He has been leading an ESPA-funded project that seeks to identify conditions under which small-scale Payments for Environmental Services can deliver sustainable improvements in welfare.