Inventory on Payment for Environmental Services

The DSD has launched an Inventory on Payments for Environmental Services. The main objective of the inventory is to catalogue transactions and projects intended to support Payments for Environmental Systems (PES), with an emphasis on those programs underway in the hemisphere of the Americas.


The inventory will include:

1. The definition of different PES systems and other conservation tools (e.g. debt-fornature swaps);


2. a compilation of recent PES transactions, including different programs in the following markets: a) watershed protection; b) carbon sequestration; and c) biodiversity conservation;


3. a list of organizations and experts working on Payments for Environmental Services; and


4. links to relevant documents regarding PES systems, schemes and transactions.

The inventory will be updated on a regular basis, and will identify practical lessons

regarding PES systems that can be replicated. It will complement other work within the Department, including examining the role of valuation in relation to PES systems of relevance to the financial community.





          Defining Payments for Environmental Services

          Markets for Environmental Services

          Types of Payments/Transactions

          National Payment for Environmental Services Programs

          Transaction Database

          Some Documents and Links Related to PES

          Some Organizations Engaged in PES










This page was last updated on Tuesday April 28, 2009.