The Katoomba Group's training initiative was created to facilitate knowledge and understanding about Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), including Payments for Watershed Services (PWS) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation with Livelihood Benefits (REDD+). With USAID’s TransLinks project, UNDP, and other partners, Forest Trends' Katoomba Group offers:

Training materials to support trainers around the world building PES, PWS and REDD+ related courses, which can be accessed at:

  • Build Your Own Training Program: The Katoomba Group shares example program outlines, power point presentations, and a compilation of illustrative resources on ecosystem markets and payments. As a set, these materials offer flexible guidance for trainers to create their own sessions.

The expertise of our staff and international Katoomba Group network to design tailored training programs to suit your needs. For more information, please see: