Understanding Environmental Markets
Environmental markets are an innovative policy approach to increasing funding for environmental conservation and are often viewed as a compliment to traditional conservation programs. Current active and pilot markets exist for greenhouse gasses, water quality, wetlands, and habitats.
PES refer to scenarios where those who use ecosystem services provide payments to the providers of ecosystem services. These payments offer incentives to preserve natural systems.
ERS Report: "The Use of Markets to Increase Private Investment in Environmental Stewardship"
The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
Baselines in Environmental Markets
Valuing Ecosystem Services
Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
Ecosystem Services, Markets, and the US FWS
Ecosystem Services Update: A monthly digest of news, reports, journal articles and events related mainly to forest-based ecosystem services and markets. To subscribe, please email email@example.com, and include your name, email and organization.
Innovations in Watershed-Based Conservation in the United States: Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
UNEP: Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services- Realizing Nature’s Value
Payments for Environmental Services: Some nuts and bolts
Business and Ecosystems: Markets for Ecosystem Services-- New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment
Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Potential Tool for Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Ecosystem Accounting Protocol: Increasing the Effectiveness of Investments in the Environment