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Stack them? Bundle them? Just get the investment for ecosystem services – as many as possible

“Additionality”, referring to the relationship between payments for ecosystem services and their direct cause in improving an ecosystem service, was a common discussion thread at a recent workshop on stacking and bundling. The question was whether sellers/providers already receiving payments can/should receive payments for additional services without any change in management.

There are several reasons why additionality is a concern: