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Innovative socio-economic policy for improving environmental performance: Payments for ecosystem services

— sector: Energy efficiency
— theme: Environment and climate, Industry (greening of)
— country: Asia, Pacific
— type: Guides

This report is part of the ESCAP "greening of economic growth" series. ESCAP, its partners and Asia-Pacic countries have advocated “green growth” as a strategy to achieve sustainable development in the resource-constrained, high-poverty context of the Asian and the Pacic region. The ESCAP “Greening of economic growth” series provides policymakers with quick access to clear, easy-to-read guidance to specic “green growth” policy tools and actions.

Author/Editor
Environment and Development Division United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Paci
Publishing Year
2011

"The growing numbers of Asia-Pacic PES programmes oers the practitioner considerable insight into the details of design and implementation. However, from a policymaking perspective, there is less experience with developing policy and institutional support that can engage a wide range of potential local, international, public, private, corporate and individual investors.
This overview will:
• Clarify PES and outline the potential value to policymakers
• Discuss the major challenges facing the implementation of PES
• Highlight selected Asia-Pacic PES schemes"

(Excerpt from the Introduction)

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