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Payments for Ecosystem Services - Legal and Institutional Frameworks (IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 78)

by LiLing Choo last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:14 AM
Contributors: Greiber, Thomas, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Katoomba Group

Supplementary material by Thomas Greiber (Ed), IUCN and the Katoomba Group for Forest Trend's Payments for Ecosystem Services Training Modules and Resources. This paper serves as a diagnostic tool to better understand the necessary legal and institutional basis for water-related PES schemes. The paper provides a background of PES, understanding water-related ecosystem services, the importance of legal frameworks for PES, the scope and contect of PES-related legislation, understanding and realizing the importance of property rights for PES, enabling public and private institutions and their roles in PES and the importance of governance for watershed PES. This paper also includes reports from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.

Author(s): Greiber, Thomas , International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) , The Katoomba Group

Publication Date: 2010

Location: Global

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