Joshua Bishop, WWF-Australia and Chloe Hill, Green Economy Technical Advisor for WWF Mekong region, Phnom Penh, Cambodia are the editors of a new book on payments for ecosystem services that has been published in association with IUCN and UNEP, end of 2014. The book is entitled “Global Biodiversity Finance. The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services” and includes contributions from: A. Baranzini, N. Bertrand, J. Bishop, B. Borges, P. Covell, S. Engel, A.-K. Faust, L.A. Gallagher, C. Hill, D. Huberman, K. Karousakis, T. Koellner, M. Lehmann, A. Lukasiewicz, D. Miller, B. Norman, J. Olander, W. Proctor, F. Sheng, F. Vorhies, S. Waage, T. Wünscher, R.T. Zuehlke, S. Zwick.
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Global Biodiversity Finance sets out the case for scaling up Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) at the international level. The book explores how International Payments for Ecosystem Services (IPES) can help capture the global willingness-to-pay for biodiversity, and how the resulting revenues can be used efficiently to encourage conservation and the sustainable supply of ecosystem services, on which we all depend. This timely volume includes examples of promising initiatives from around the world, supporting an agenda for action to make IPES a reality.
Key questions addressed in this volume include:
- Which ecosystem services are most likely to attract voluntary international payments?
- How can we assess the international demand for particular ecosystem services?
- How can potential importers of intangible ecosystem services ensure they receive value for money?
- What is needed to become a competitive exporter of ecosystem services?
- What kind of brokering and other services are needed to facilitate agreements between importers and exporters of ecosystem services?
- What examples exist of international payments for ecosystem services, and what do they tell us about the potential for scaling up IPES?
Researchers, teachers, policy makers, civil servants and technical staff of NGOs working at the interface between business and nature should find much useful material in this book.
Table of contents
1. Introduction to International Payments for Ecosystem Services
Joshua Bishop, Dustin Miller, Nicolas Bertrand, Fulai Sheng and David Huberman
2. Ecosystems, Economics and Payment for Ecosystem Services
Joshua Bishop and David Huberman
3. The Two Sides of IPES Transactions: Exploring the Motivations for Demand and Supply
Wendy Proctor and Sissel Waage with contributions from Markus Lehmann, Joshua Bishop, Beto Borges, Thomas Koellner and Anna Lukasiewicz
4. Household Demand for International Ecosystem Services: A Swiss Case Study
Andrea Baranzini, Anne-Kathrin Faust and David Huberman
5. Cost-effective Targeting for IPES
Tobias Wünscher and Stefanie Engel with contributions from Katia Karousakis
6. IPES Supply Side Case Study: The Surui Carbon Project in Brazil
Steve Zwick with contributions from Phil Covell, Beto Borges and Jacob Olander
7. Matching International Demand For and Supply of Ecosystem Services
Francis Vorhies, Joshua Bishop and Chloe Hill
8. Matching Supply and Demand in IPES: The Case of the GreenPalm Initiative
Louise A. Gallagher, Bob Norman and Robert T. Zuehlke
9. Conclusions: Towards International Payments for Ecosystem Services