Research and analysis

Payments for Ecosystem Services: review of pilot projects, 2012 to 2015

Review of the key findings and lessons learned from the payments for ecosystem services (PES) pilot projects.



This review sets out the main findings, achievements, challenges and lessons learned from Defra’s payments for ecosystem services (PES) pilot projects between 2012 and 2015.

The evidence from these projects will help to inform the government’s thinking on innovative funding in developing the 25 Year Environment Plan.

Published 29 October 2014
Last updated 15 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the last report on key findings of the pilot projects.
  2. First published.