Payments for ecosystem services: some nuts and bolts

Publication Year: 
2005

This paper lays out the basic information for Payments of Ecosystem Services (PES) for a non-technical audience. This assessment combines literature reviews and field observations from research to demystify the topic of PES. It does this by starting with a simple and coherent definition of the term, further identifying other key terms and providing practical how-to hints for PES design and evaluation.