Researchers of COMET-LA make an interesting film about Payment for Ecosystem Services

  18 November 2013

This Simpleshow created by the James Hutton Institute and GRID-Arendal helps to explain Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. It has been produced as part of the James Hutton Institute - UNESCO Global Dialogue on Water Ecosystem Services.

PES schemes are attracting ever increasing interest as mechanisms to improve conservation and achieve sustainable development outcomes. PES initiatives aim to reach mutually beneficial agreements between providers and users of ecosystem services, entailing a reward mechanism for ecosystem managers for maintaining or improving the provision of the services valued by beneficiaries. While evidence is still being collected on how benefits from PES can be ensure, they are numerous schemes currently in place in the world. The James Hutton Institute is researching on the current challenges of PES.

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