Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water)
The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) to achieve Water Framework Directive (WFD) targets & other policy objectives through incentives for planting woodlands to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution to watercourses.
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers that contribute to the objectives of the Action.
The priority topics for STSMs under this call include:
- WG3 – Demand-side (buyer) motivations for Woodland-for-Water PES schemes, including potential for linking to carbon markets and
- WG4 – Collecting case study information for spatial repository and fact sheets.
Read more about the requirements and application procedure on the PESFOR-W website.