The objectives of the”Forests and Water – Valuation and payments for forest ecosystem services” study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual beneﬁt of both humans and the environment. In addition, the study covers advances and challenges facing these schemes and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners. This study contains the most comprehensive currently available database of case studies on water-related payment for forest ecosystem services schemes in the UNECE region.
The study can be considered as having the most up-to-date database currently available of case studies on PES related to water in forest ecosystems. The study, published by UNECE FAO, includes contributions from our team and the TESAF Department of the University of Padova.
Among the authors are (in alphabetical order):
- Alessandro Leonardi, CEO Etifor
- Mauro Masiero, Università degli Studi di Padova and Etifor co-founder
- Colm O’Driscoll, Sustainable Investments Officer Etifor
- Davide Pettenella, Università degli Studi di Padova and Etifor co-founder