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A Tale of Two Continents: Ecosystem Services in Latin America and East and Southern Africa

For the past two years, the Ecosystem Marketplace has been delivering the latest information about market mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity. To get a better sense of how the concepts of environmental markets, market-like mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services are likely to impact communities in […]

Community-based incentives for nature conservation

This IUCN resource kit describes practical steps and methods of identifying and using economic incentives for community-based nature conservation, and illustrates these with a set of real-world case studies from Eastern Africa. It is targeted primarily at conservation and development managers engaged in the design and implementation of field-level programmes and projects.

TEEB Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature

This synthesis complements, but does not attempt to summarize, the other products of TEEB (see insert, section 4 and Annex 1). The aim of this synthesis is to highlight and illustrate the approach adopted by TEEB: namely to show how economic concepts and tools can help equip society with the means to incorporate the values […]

Stockholm International Water Institute

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) manages projects, synthesises research and publishes findings and recommendations on current and future water, environment, governance and human development issues. SIWI serves as a platform for knowledge sharing and networking between the scientific, business, policy and civil society communities. SIWI builds professional capacity and understanding of the links between […]

Change: Adaptation of Water Resources Management to Climate Change

“Change: Adaptation of Water Resources Management to Climate Change” offered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, outlines the challenges facing water professionals making decisions in the face of the uncertainties posed by climate change. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick fixes towards a more adaptive style that […]

Value: Counting Ecosystems as Water Infrastructure

“Value: Counting Ecosystems as Water Infrastructure” offered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is a practical guide explaining the most important techniques for the economic valuation of ecosystem services, and how their results are best incorporated in policy and decision-making. The guide explains, step by step, how to generate persuasive arguments for more […]


The study found that the media often framed REDD+ in political and economic terms. The analysis reveals that national government actors were the dominant voices in the REDD+ debate in Papua New Guinea, although international and domestic environmental NGOs or NGO coalitions, as well as research institutes were also particularly prominent. What was missing, however, […]