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The Katoomba Group PES Learning Tools: An Introductory Primer to Assessing and Developing Payments for Ecosystem Service Deals

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This site is an introductory resource on developing payments for ecosystem services (PES) agreements. The primer aims to:

  • Highlight key questions to assess whether engaging in PES is appropriate for a particular locale and community,
  • Lay out core factors that will shape the success, sustainability, and buy-in of stakeholders,
  • Describe the series of actions during PES planning and entering into negotiations with potential buyers, and
  • Offer resources to aid in the crafting and implementation of PES.