Introduction to Payment for Ecosystem Services (Chris Short)Presentation Transcript
Breakfast Meeting about the
Development of a Cotswold
Catchment Payments For
Ecosystem Services (PES)
Outline of the day
• Just before 9am – Introduction to ES
• 9-10 Four talks from ‘buyers’ and discussion
• 10 onwards – view from the farm
• 10.30 – Jointly agreeing next steps
Introduction to Payment for
Chris Short, CCRI
Payment for ES Pilot
• Defra funded project (April ‘13 to Mar 14)
• 1 year’s funding to develop Framework
• Partnership approach, not single issue based
• Dialogue between Sellers (farmers) and
Buyers/Beneficiaries (range of interests)
– Develop agreed framework for PES
– Indentify new and additional investment
Introduction to Ecosystem Services
• Not a UK or EU development
– Roots in 1992 Rio (better known for CBD & SusD)
• Global decline (as shown by MEA)
• National decline (as outlined in 2010 WP & NEA)
• Warnings for many years (‘Silent Spring’ 1962)
• Increasingly aware of interconnectedness
- Do we undervalue our environment?
- Do we collectively think in terms of a system?
Types of Ecosystem Services
The products obtained
from ecosystems such as
food, fibre, fuel and fresh
water, also genetic
The benefits obtained
from the regulation of
capture, air quality, pest
control, pollination, water
The non-material benefits
that people obtain
reflection, relaxation and
sense of place and
such as nutrient cycling, oxygen production and soil formation. These underpin the
‘provision’ of all the other service categories. (LUC 2009)
Biodiversity itself? The capital that drives these services
The PES concept
Innovation for farm businesses?
What do you think?
Would you like to be involved?
Thoughts, comments on what you
have heard ….
How might a PES work?
How would it fit with farm