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We have 7 items tagged with ‘Watersheds’.
  • Water tank made of stones

    Working with nature to manage water resources in a changing climate

    Experiences from South Africa and Uganda highlight how incorporating a watershed approach into the design and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation activities can help us preserve one of our most treasured resources in a changing climate

    22 March 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A native bird in Costa Rica found in a payments for environmental services project run by IIED and FONAFIFO (Photo Ina Porras)

    Who will pay for ecosystem services?

    Payments for ecosystem services have the potential to promote healthier ecosystems and fairer deals for smallholders. This is all very good, but where will the money for such schemes come from?

    28 January 2014 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Costa Rica has adapted its systems of payments for ecosystem services over the past two decades

    Payments for ecosystem services: Costa Rica’s recipe

    Costa Rica has adopted a mix of economic and regulatory policies to protect its forests – the eclectic mix of ingredients could be judged a recipe for success.

    29 November 2013 | Blog | Forests
  • Boat surrounded by vegetation growing in the water near the river port of Vallemi.

    Will Payments for Watershed Services fuel the protection of ecosystem services?

    It’s easier to prevent pollution harnessing the forces of nature than to clean up the mess with costly technology. Is there a solution at hand?

    21 June 2013 | Blog | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • En route to San José, Costa Rica. Credit: cicsc1970

    Nature has values, and markets can be governed

    The environmental community has been rightly wary of markets. But payments for environmental services can play a role in protecting nature, so long as governments guide, govern and regulate such markets.

    10 August 2012 | Blog | Economics
  • Developing markets for watershed services

    The services that watersheds provide – such as quantity and quality of water – are decreasing, yet demand for these services is increasing. Can market mechanisms help to increase these services by offering incentives for improved land use in catchment areas? Can mechanisms also bring benefits to poor people living in those catchments such that their livelihoods are enhanced? This project addressed some of these critical questions.

    4 June 2008 | Project | Natural resource management
  • Markets for environmental services case studies

    This project explored how market-based approaches to environmental management can help reduce poverty, as well as satisfying economic and environmental aims

    8 May 2008 | Project | Forests
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