|Changes in the global value of ecosystem services|
This article emphasizes that valuation of ecoservices (in whatever units) is not the same as commodification or privatization. Many eco-services are best considered public goods or common pool resources, so conventional markets are often not the best institutional frameworks to manage them. However, these services must be (and are being) valued, and we need new, common asset institutions to better take these values into account.
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|Targeted Scenario Analysis: A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making|
This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an innovative analytical approach, developed by UNDP, that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices.
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|Payments for environmental services: lessons from the Costa Rican PES programme|
This document compiles the key points of the Fair Ideas Conference presentations and provides links to the participating organisations and further materials.
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|The Role and Contribution of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem Services to the Kenyan Economy|
This report estimates the economic values of the montane forests of Kenya, by means of best international analytical practices and environmental and economic evidence from Kenya, and shows that montane forests have consistently been undervalued in conventional national accounting.
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|Payment for Ecosystem Services|
This publication summarizes the investments of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since its inception in projects involving Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES).
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|Aprendiendo sobre CompensaciÃ³n y Pagos por Servicios Ambientales|
El propÃ³sito de este manual es introducir lÃderes comunitarios a los conceptos bÃ¡sicos relacionados al cambio climÃ¡tico y los proyectos y polÃticas de pagos y compensaciÃ³n por servicios ambientales, con un enfoque en el mercado de carbono, de una forma clara y didÃ¡ctica.
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|Tread lightly: Biodiversity and ecosystem services risk and opportunity management within the extractive industry|
In this report, the Natural Value Initiative reviews 30 companies in the mining and oil and gas sectors with total market capitalisation of Â£1,638 billion.
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|Sustainable Inside: The Nature of Ecosystem Service Risks for Business|
This issue reviews the extent to which companies are prepared to deal with Biodiversity and Ecosystem services challenges and examine whether this response reflects the magnitude of corporate impacts and dependencies on BES.
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|Creating New Values for Africa: Emerging Ecosystem Service Markets|
This booklet contains 12 featured projects and initiatives which demonstrate the current innovations and challenges to carbon, water, biodiversity PES implementation in Africa.
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|Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks|
This study analyzes the legal and institutional frameworks of water-related PES schemes and projects in four Andean countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
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|Economic Valuation of Watershed Services|
This study attempts to identify types of incentive mechanism that can possibly be used to provide the benefits to people living in and surrounding the national park. Such an incentive mechanism is needed to maintain continuous support for communities living adjacent to the protected area to develop conservation friendly activities.
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