How can we pay for ecosystem services in practice? A good practices workshop

The Catalan Innovation Action case study on forests and water will be featured as a good practice example of “Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services” in an International Training Workshop taking place as part of EU Green Week.

The workshop, organised by the PROGRESS-Interreg Europe Project is a third event showcasing and sharing good practices on ecosystem services from six EU territories, and takes place online on 25 May 2021.

Participation to the workshop is free and targeted to policy and decision makers who can improve their practice with PROGRESS methodologies. The overarching theme of the workshop will be the implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), a topic of increasing interest over the last decade.

The case studies will be presented in three topic panels on how PES are implemented in: Forests, Farmland and National Frameworks. The Catalan case study will be featured in the first panel, Valuing the positive impact of forestry in the provision of ES. The array of good practices will showcase how these can be applied in other policy instruments across Europe.

Following the event, PROGRESS will produce a thematic handbook, Interreg Europe good practices and a policy brief, which will be available on the project website.

PROGRESS International Training Workshop 3: Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services – Practical workshop with Best Practices – Tuesday 25th May 2021 10 am – 13.30 pm (CET) 

Registration to the event

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PROGRESS press release

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