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Environmental services

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  • A smiling woman from Kenya sits beside her sewing machine.

    Linking Worlds: linking ‘small-scale’ producers into large and formal markets

    Small-scale producers and low-income consumers often struggle to participate in formal markets. IIED works to identify how organisations and networks can help overcome this by looking at successful innovations in the systems that link small-scale with large-scale markets and enterprises.

    15 January 2013 | Article | Sustainable markets
  • Buy me a river

    Asking poor households how much they would be willing to pay to protect a river in Thailand can help put a tangible price-tag on the river’s benefits — from clean water to flood control — and realistically assess the costs of overexploitation and degradation.

    25 October 2010 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Charting a course for biodiversity and the poor

    Negotiations by parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) continue in Nagoya, Japan. Biodiversity researchers, advocates and government officials have gathered here to strike a deal that will, hopefully, safeguard life on Earth over the next decade.

    22 October 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Better communication is key to wise use of Nature's riches

    To ensure that nature's goods and services can continue to support human wellbeing, we need better communication about why biodiversity is important, what its decline means and what can be done about it.

    19 October 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A man points to a wild chimpanzee up a tree

    Markets and payments for environmental services

    Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services or PES), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds to provide an ecological service.

    3 October 2008 | Project | Biodiversity
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