The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme is a global, interdisciplinary research programme that aims to give decision-makers and natural resource users the evidence they need for more sustainable ecosystem management and effective poverty reduction. Ecosystem services support human society: covering everything from freshwater flows and soil quality to fisheries productivity and climate regulation – and including cultural and spiritual values.
There is a summary version of these policy messages
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation. An environment for wellbeing, Pathways out of poverty: Policy messages from the ESPA programme. Policy and Practice Briefs, March 2018