World Rainforest Movement

What are “environmental services”, “payment for environmental services” and “trade in environmental services”?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

The term environmental services, also known as ecosystem services, includes the noun “service”, a term that is widely used in the...

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How did the idea of “environmental services” emerge?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

To understand the emergence and development of the idea of environmental services, it is important to consider at least two crises that hit...

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How can a price be placed on “environmental services”, and who benefits?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

How can the price of environmental services be established? How can it be determined, for example, what the “storage” and...

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Monoculture tree plantations and trade in environmental services

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Companies that promote monoculture tree plantations for the production of pulp, charcoal, timber and other purposes have attempted to ride...

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The “environmental services” debate and Rio+20

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

There has been a lot more talk recently about environmental services, especially in connection with preparations for the Rio+20...

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Why should we say no to “trade in environmental services”?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Defenders of the idea of trade in environmental services claim that it is an excellent alternative for forest peoples, because it would...

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Ways forward?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Speculative capital and the stakeholders involved, such as banks, consultants, big companies and investment funds, along with allies like...

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Introduction

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

In view of the upcoming Rio+20 conference,(*) taking place this June, WRM would like to offer some background information on issues that...

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Issue 175 – February 2012

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Environmental Services

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