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The Value of Forests [electronic resource]: Payments for Ecosystem Services for a Green Economy / UN

Author/Creator:
UN.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : United Nations, 2014.
Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers, 2412-1304.
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers, 2412-1304.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (91 pages)
Local subjects:
Environment and Climate Change
Natural Resources Water and Energy
Summary:
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service. For PES to exist, there must be a clearly defined user and supplier, as well as a number of other necessary conditions, which are defined in this document using a summary of current sources. Particular attention is paid to how these conditions currently obtain within the UNECE region. The range of forest environment services is explored through fourteen detailed case studies, which examine best practice in promoting PES. Political and public relations implications of PES are discussed at length, and recommendations include the need for clarity about where PES may be a useful tool in moving towards a green economy and where other methods may be more appropriate.
Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ecosystem services
Valuation of ecosystem services
PES schemes in the UNECE region
Ecosystem services at the policy level: Enabling conditions
What role can PES play in moving towards a green economy?
Future directions and recommendations
References
Overview of valuation methods
PES schemes in UNECE countries: Overview of survey results
Excerpt from draft action plan on "Forests and a Green Economy" on "Valuation of and Payments for Forest related Ecosystem Services".
ISBN:
9789210564519
Publisher Number:
10.18356/8bb819fe-en doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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