Paying for Green? Payments for Ecosystem Services in practice
The new book "Paying for Green? Payments for Ecosystem Services in practice" presents successful PES examples from Germany, Great Britain and the United States.
A variety of instruments today attempts to address the growing
environmental problems. This includes "Payments for Ecosystem Services,"
short PES. Under this topic, programs and projects are discussed, which
in particular reward farmers and foresters for providing the so-called
ecosystem services. The interest of politics and science is great.
book presents 19 examples of successful PES from Germany, the US and
UK, supplemented by personal interviews with those responsible. It
informs about payment mechanisms, financial planning, actors involved
and the respective objectives but also about existing problems and
future prospects. In addition, the book is devoted to the theoretical
backgrounds of PES and the challenges that must be observed with regard
to the development and implementation of the instrument.
is aimed at a broad readership of nature conservationists, local
authority representatives, policy makers, students and interested
individuals. It clarifies where the potential and opportunities, but
also the limitations of PES are. Against this background, the authors
argue for a critical use of the instrument and suggest to further expand
the potential of PES in combination with other environmental control
strategies.The Englisch version of the book can be downloaded for free here.
Information about the German version can be found at the oekom-Verlag here
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