A gateway to PES: using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes

29 April 2010 | Downloads - publication

The main objective of this work is to provide an introduction and sense of direction (i.e. a “Gateway”) into the complicated world of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It by no means intends to serve as a comprehensive overview of this vast field. It provides one entry point for engaging in PES, and was designed to fit into the broader Livelihoods and Landscapes (LLS) strategy, as developed by IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme.

The main objective of this work is to provide an introduction and sense of direction (i.e. a “Gateway”) into the complicated world of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It by no means intends to serve as a comprehensive overview of this vast field. It provides one entry point for engaging in PES, and was designed to fit into the broader Livelihoods and Landscapes (LLS) strategy, as developed by IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme.

 

This toolkit has been created to serve as the basis for the development of an internet-based resource guide. Thus, the Gateway to PES will evolve from its current form into a more interactive and user-friendly website. It is anticipated that many additional resources will be added in the meantime. The author warmly welcomes any comments or suggestions for improvement. All of the references mentioned in this document will be made available on this internet facility. In the mean time, electronic copies may be requested from the LLS programme.


View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests