Developing markets for the ecosystem services of forests


I. Powell; A. White; N. Landell-Mills

Type of Document:
Research Report


Forest Trends

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Washington, DC


Table of Contents: Introduction Background: The environmental services of forests The rationale for market approaches Types of Markets and payment mechanisms – Self-organized private deals – Open trading schemes – Public payment schemes The process of developming markets and instruments for services Key questions in developing new markets – What environmental services are provided? – What is the economic value of the environmental service? – What is the cultural, legal and regulatory context? – What are the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders? – Who are the potential buyers and sellers? – Can the service be measured and monitored? – What support services are required to enable the market? – Who benefits? Making progress and making deals – Gaining Knowledge – Building Institutions – Making Deals

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