Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes

This publication discusses key lessons from various development stages of landscape stewardship for ecosystem services provision. It focuses in particular on agricultural landscapes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which have not featured prominently in existing literature. It provides new insights that support development practitioners with appropriate leverage points so that they may increase the potential of payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes to deliver the desired outcomes. It also stimulates debate among scientists and analysts about PES as a theory of change in the developing-world context and where new models or knowledge are needed.

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    Chapter 1: Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes
    Chapter 2: Typology and metrics of ecosystem services and functions as the basis for payments, rewards and co-investment
    Chapter 3: Tradeoffs
    Chapter 4: Quantifying and valuing ecosystem services
    Chapter 5: Monitoring for performance-based PES: contract compliance, learning and trust building
    Chapter 6: Piloting a Carbon-Payment for Ecosystem Services Scheme in Vietnam-the Case of Bac Kan Province
    Chapter 7: Who enjoys smallholder-generated carbon benefits?
    Chapter 9: Case Study: Biodiversity- and wildlife-tourism-based Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Kenya
    Chapter 10: A Payment for Ecosystem Services Program to Support Elephant Conservation and Reduce Human–Elephant Conflict in Thailand
    Chapter 12: PES in Multifunctional Landscapes: Assessment of socio-economic feasibility for synergy in land use
    Chapter 15: Eco-certification and the commoditization of ecosystem services
    Chapter 17: Can carbon-trading schemes help to protect China’s most diverse forest ecosystems?
    Chapter 18: A Triple-Win Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Asian Highlands: Co-investment in Water Resource
    Chapter 19: Developing an equitable rewards scheme for water storage and livelihood improvement in the Manupali watershed, southern Philippines
    Chapter 20: 'Signing up to PES' - Why communities Participate in PES Programmes in Mexico
    Chapter 22: Analyzing gender and social equity in payments for environmental services projects: lessons from Southeast Asia and East Africa
    Chapter 25: Pro-poor PES designs? Balancing efficiency and equity in local context
    Chapter 26: Conditionality in Practice: Experience from Indonesia
    Chapter 28: Paying for carbon at Mount Elgon: two contrasting approaches at a transboundary park in East Africa
    Chapter 29: Community Management for Agro-reforestation Under a Voluntary Carbon Market Scheme in West Sumatra
    Chapter 30: Rapid participatory appraisal for the design and evaluation of payment for ecosystem services: An introduction to an assessment guide
    Chapter 35: Role of intermediaries in the Payment for Environmental Services Scheme: Lessons learnt in the Cidanau watershed, Indonesia
    Chapter 36: Maintain the Sustainability of PES Program: Lessons learnt from PES implementation in Sumberjaya, Way Besay Watershed, Indonesia
    Chapter 37: An Overview of State-level Initiatives of Payment for Ecosystem Services in Brazil

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