Guidance

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES): best practice guide

A best practice guide to assist with the design and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes.

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Payments for Ecosystem Services: best practice guide

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Annex: Case studies

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Detail

An expert consortium with hands-on experience of developing Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes was commissioned to develop a Best Practice Guide in collaboration with potential users. This Guide collates a number of instructive domestic and international case studies (covered in detail in the annex) demonstrating the various challenges and solutions associated with a PES approach. This authoritative, practical and business-focused Guide will help users to:

  • understand the principles of PES
  • identify and test potential opportunities and suitable partners for PES
  • find solutions to technical, legal and institutional issues.