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Developing the evidence on beneficiaries for Payment for Ecosystem Services - NR0164

Description
The overall aims of the research are to investigate how wider beneficiary participation in PES (payments for ecosystem services) schemes in England might be encouraged, with a focus on exploring a wider set of potential beneficiaries particularly business sectors with dependencies on the natural environment. A key gap relates to better understanding demand from beneficiaries of ecosystem services, such as businesses, in order to identify future PES opportunities
Objective
The study will be largely a desk-based analytical study and focused on application of PES to an England context. It is important that the research builds on the growing evidence base in this area and ensures the analysis that follows the scoping stage is well targeted to new sectors/beneficiary groups that could be encouraged to participate in PES schemes if appropriate.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Developing the Evidence Base on PES Beneficiaries in England Feb2015   (2692k)
• EXE - Executive Summary : Exec Summary - Developing the Evidence Base on PES Beneficiaries in Engl...   (153k)
• SUM - Summary Report : SFPM - Developing the Evidence Base on PES Beneficiaries in England Feb2...   (984k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2015

Cost: £56,605
Contractor / Funded Organisations
URS Infrastructure and Environment UK, Ltd
Keywords
Ecosystem Service              
Fields of Study
Ecosystems Approach