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Agricultural carbon finance projects: Can they be sustainable?
Agricultural carbon schemes are purported to constitute a ‘triple win’ for sustainable development. Practices such as agroforestry, reduced tillage, and grasslands management can increase yields and improve resilience while ...
Making environmental markets work: Lessons from early experience with sulfur, carbon, wetlands, and other related markets
(Washington, D.C.: Forest Trends, 2004)
Ever since the passage of the 1990 amendments to the US Clean Air act and the creation of a market in sulfur dioxide (SO2), it has become clear that market mechanisms can be effectively used to achieve environmental policies. ...
Community partnership in the Richtersveld National Park (South Africa)
The Richtersveld National Park lies in the north-western corner of South Africa and represents one of the major ecological areas not protected by the national parks' system prior to its proclamation. It is the first fully ...
Financial innovations for biodiversity: The Swiss Experience
In Switzerland, the issue of biodiversity protection is addressed through several sectoral policies. This paper analyzes two cases of sectoral policies: ecological direct payments, which are within the realm of Swiss ...
PES: Basic concepts and outstanding issues. A WWF perspective
This presentation describes the concept of PES, which involves three main components: "the ecosystem service, the payment arrangements, and what each party is putting in and getting out of the deal." Ecosystem services - ...
PES in the Tisza River Basin
This presentation describes WWF's work through the 'One Europe More Nature' initiative to develop socio-economic mechanisms for nature conservation and sustainable development in a number of areas across Europe, including ...
The WWF Cork Oak Landscapes Programme: PES as a tool to enhance conservation?
This presentation discusses WWF's Cork Oak programme, highlighting possible opportunities for developing payments for environmental services. It provides an overview of Cork Oak landscapes, describes the biological ...
Developing markets for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods: Early findings from country work and literature review
This presentation summarizes the IIED program "Developing markets for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods", suggests early findings from literature review, and concludes with emerging issues and future ...
Integrated silvopastoral approaches to ecosystem management project in Central and Latin America
This presentation describes the GEF-funded project that addresses the following objectives:
How New York City used an ecosystem services strategy carried out through an urban-rural partnership to preserve the pristine quality of its drinking water and save billions of dollars and What lessons it teaches about using ecosystem services
This presentation by Al Appleton, former New York City Commissioner of Water and Environment, discusses his experience setting up payment schemes for farmers in the Catskill Mountains that have not only safeguarded New ...