Assessing Countries' Legal and Institutional Frameworks Relating to PES

16 December 2008 | News story

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and the Katoomba Group are currently implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of better understanding the legal and institutional frameworks of water and carbon related Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes.

The following questionnaire offers guidance on the issues to be considered when conducting a PES country assessment. The guidance is available online at the websites of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Katoomba Group for additional stakeholders who may wish to carry out analyses of their legal and institutional frameworks.

Guiding Questionnaire for PES Country Assessments


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.