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3. What are the principles of payments for ecosystem services (PES)?

How to identify suitable legal frameworks and institutional set-ups for PES? Key concepts & skills: • Economic aspects of ecosystems and links of ecosystem services and providers: How are the economics relevant to ecosystems- upstream and downstream groups, etc? • Market based incentives and practical sense components of PES programs: What are various options for payment schemes and way put together? • Institutional requirements and processes for stakeholder involvement and engagement that need to accompany these processes • The importance of good governance for PES: public participation, transparency and access to information • Practical sense components and elements of PES programs: property rights and contract issues.


Recommended (Handbooks & Toolkits):

10.jpg PAY: Establishing payments for ecosystem services (IUCN, 2006) En, Es - Chapter 4-6

11.jpgPayments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks (IUCN, 2009)

12.jpg Governance of Ecosystem Services: Lessons Learned from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, and Ecuador (IUCN, 2011)

13.jpgRecommendations on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Integrated Water Resources Management (UNECE, 2007)

14.jpg Negotiating Water Services (IIED, 2007) / Developing Markets for Water Services A free online access to payments for environmental services case studies across the world by IIEED

Coastal & Marine:

A Handbook on Governance and Socioeconomics of Large Marine Ecosystems (University of Rhode Island, 2006)

Links to Coastal Resources Valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) by the Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative

Presentations from the November 2012 Regional Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects & Partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, run by IW:LEARN, UNECE, IUCN, Rhodes University and FAO:

15.jpg Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Forest Eco-Compensation in Georgia (Christian Susan)
Payments for Ecosystem Services, Concepts, Design & Process (Mark Smith) 16.jpg

Presentations from the April 2008 workshop on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Hanoi, Vietnam, run by IUCN and IW:LEARN:
Why Pay? Why Reward? (De Los Angeles)
Identifying Marketable Environmental Services (Peters)
Methods for Valuing Beneficiary Willingness to Pay: Contingent Valuation of Marine Turtles in East and Southeast Asia (Nabangchang/Thuy)
Tools and Issues in Identifying, Designing and Implementing PES (Emerton)
The Economic Background to Payments for Environmental Services (Emerton)
Legal and Policy Frameworks for PES: International Experience (Moore)
Setting in Place PES: Negotiating Arrangements (Amponin)
Elements of a PES Agreement (Moore)
Monitoring in PES (Agarwal)
When Villages Pay Each Other: Lessons From Local IBMs in Micro-catchments in India (Agarwal)
So what have we learned about PES so far?
User-Pay System in Sea Use Law of China (Endo)
The Pilot Payments for Forest Environmental Services Policy in Vietnam and PES pilot sites in the Dong Nai River Basin (Peters)
The Concept and Application of Payment for Ecosystem Services (Warner)

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