30 January 2015
Since 2009, the Danube Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) team has been testing PES schemes in four pilot areas in the Lower Danube Basin -- in Bulgaria and Romania.
We established four sustainable financing schemes to enhance and protect the benefits we all get from nature. The schemes are tailor-made for each specific case and link the economic benefits from the pilot sites to their users.
Throughout the project, we worked in close collaboration with local partners and national institutions and acknowledge with gratitude their support.
We are now happy to share with you our experience. We developed a report for each scheme to show each step of our work. We hope they will be of relevance to practicioners and decision-makers who want to explore sustainable financing and PES.