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Payments for ecosystem services

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October 7, 2011

Putting a Price on the Ecosystem With Carbon Credits

How much is a forest worth?

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06 September 2011

Valuing Nature's Services Today Is an Investment in the Future

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July 2011

Buyer, Regulator, and Enabler - The Government's Role in Ecosystem Services Markets

This paper discusses the public sector's role in PES internationally. In general, the public sector's role in ecosystem services markets is both critical, and evolving. The public sector roles are evolving in three distinct ways:

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19 July 2011

GEF Approves Four REDD+ SFM Projects in New Funding Window for Forests

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approvoved the first four projects to access incentive funds available for sustainable forest management (SFM) and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management

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Jul 5, 2011

Selling Nature to Save Nature, and Ourselves

THE HAGUE, Jul 5, 2011 (IPS) - Avoiding the coming catastrophic nexus of climate change, food, water and energy shortages, along with worsening poverty, requires a global technological overhaul involving investments of 1.9 trillion dollars each year for the next 40 years, said experts from the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in Geneva Tuesday.

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5 July 2011

Ugandan Tribe Struggles to Maintain Forests and Access Benefits

Indigenous people like Uganda’s Bunyoro-Kitara tend to take good care of their land – and to lose big when someone else finds natural resources on it.  Payments for ecosystem services (PES) offer a way to profit from good stewardship, but only if governments keep things clean.  Unfortunately, tha

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1 July 2011

Stacking Ecosystem Services Payments: Risks and Solutions

A wide variety of incentive programs and markets have arisen to pay landowners for ecosystem servi

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June 12, 2011

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas

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Forest protection scheme benefits 10,000 highland families


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