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Category: Environmental services payments


Title: Compensation for Environmental Services: Lessons from the Americas and Key Issues for Strengthening Community Strategies

Organization: Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación Sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (PRISMA)

Date: 2003

Language: English, Spanish

Number of pages: 87

Eco-Index Summary: This report explores the concept of payment for ecosystem services around the world, and their effect of reducing social inequity and environmental degradation. The authors explore if payment for ecosystem services can help to overcome inbalances in access, control, and benefits from natural resources. Analyses of case studies from Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and New York are presented.