A scoping assessment of current work on payments for ecosystem services in Asia, Latin America and East & Southern Africa
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Payments for ecosystem services (PES) offer a new approach to securing revenue streams for the maintenance, conservation, and restoration of ecological structures and functions globally. Yet, at this point in time, the uptake of PES is significantly hampered, particularly in developing countries. In many cases, the barriers relate to two core questions: (1) who are the buyers? And (2) how will the deals work on the ground?