Policy paper

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) action plan

An Action Plan for developing Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Developing the potential for Payments for Ecosystem Services: an Action Plan

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This Action Plan promotes practical and innovative development of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes, and considers the actions we can take to enable them. PES schemes are about identifying practical ways to deliver new and additional investment in the natural environment, as well as seeking better targeting and value for money of existing funding streams.

The Action Plan considers capacity building actions for government, the key policy areas of opportunity for PES and the monitoring and evaluation needs of PES schemes.

Published 22 May 2013