PES

Payments for Environmental (sometimes: “Ecosystem”) Services (PES) are voluntary transactions between the users and providers of a service that are conditional on agreed rules of natural resource management for generating offsite services. PES can incentivise forest conservation, reforestation, or sustainable forest management, securing forest-derived benefits that cannot directly be sold by forest owners in the marketplace.

Mapping forest innovation across Europe

A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by...

Payments for ecosystem services: Piecing together the puzzle to stop ‘Nature’s Dangerous Decline’

The key conclusions of the recent IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Global Assessment provoked urgent newspaper headlines: "nature's...

What is mushroom picking worth? Data collection strategies and valuation methods in Catalonia

Mushroom picking is a growing recreational activity in Europe and has a rich history as a traditional practice in many areas across...

Valuing forest ecosystem services: A training manual for planners and project developers

Forests and trees provide multiple ecosystem services that are crucial for human well-being and play a critical role in achieving the goals...

Paying for priceless values: forests’ role for water quality

Article originally posted on UNECE. Given the many threats to global water supply, forest management and planning will increasingly need to deploy strategies for optimizing watershed...

Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business

ECOSTAR “Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business” online course provides continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the...

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SINCERE PES paper sparks discussion in Nature Sustainability

The original paper From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services, led to a critical response from Esteve Corbera (UAB) and his...

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