A PES scheme is a transparent system for the additional provision of environmental services through conditional payments to voluntary providers (e.g., farmers or landowners) (Tacconi, 2012).

See Wunder (2015) for an overview of definitions.

Synonym: Payments for environmental services

References

Tacconi, L., 2012. Redefining Payments for environmental services. Ecological Economics. 73: 29-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.09.028
Wunder, S., 2015. Revisiting the Concept of Payments for environmental services. Ecological Economics 117: 234–243. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.08.016