Finding equity in carbon sequestration

This study set out to explore the equity ramifications of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme, using the Trees for Global Benefit (TFGB) project in former Bushenyi district as a case study. The TFGB project contracts farmers to plant a variety of indigenous tree species in order to sell verified emissions reductions on the voluntary carbon market. Farmers are paid in instalments to cover  their tree establishment costs, with payments ceasing when trees reach ten years and are considered sufficiently profitable to be maintained regardless of incentive payments.