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Workshop: A Global Standard for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Upon invitation. ecoSERVICES activity.

When May 20, 2012 to
May 23, 2012
Where New York, NY - USA
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This workshop is the second phase of a broad, interdisciplinary effort to begin developing the first global, science-based standards for PES projects.  By bringing together a mix of scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and business partners, it is hoped to take the next steps in creating these standards over the coming year, and eventually building an open access, web-based utility for Global PES Standards.

The motivation for this workshop stems from the rapid expansion of the use of PES as a major instrument for conservation and environmental programs.  This expansion has led to a rich diversity of programs some of which are built upon excellent scientific (social and natural) foundations and some of which are less well designed.  Given this increasing importance of PES and the different PES designs that have emerged, it seems a global standard for establishing PES schemes could significantly aid project developers and help ensure that PES programs deliver upon their intended ecological, social and economic goals.

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