TWG 16 – ES Financing mechanisms (incl. PES)

1. Introduction & Objectives

Over the past decades, much information has become available on the economic, and monetary value of ecosystem services (see for example TWG 6). However, to implement the concept of Ecosystem Services in practice, information about the economic value of ES must be translated into practical financing instruments and incentives.

Objective: This working group will contribute to develop instruments and guidelines how to use the concept of ecosystem services in financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation and sustainable ecosystem management (eg. PES, REDD, etc). This working group will also look at how the business community can be involved more, building, for example, on the recommendation from the TEEB D3-report.

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