Paying foresters to provide ecosystem services
Posted on 10 October 2022
New report by WWF is a contribution to the FSC's work on payment for ecosystem services.During its last General Assembly in October 2021, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced a new roadmap to 2024 to complement and further develop the impact of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) procedure by introducing better tools for ecosystem services marketing, production and to raise engagement.
This report contributes to FSC's work on PES by:
- Exploring how payments for the ecosystem services generated by forests could lead to positive field projects that help foresters improve management
- Reflecting on the experience gathered from implementation of the FSC procedure since 2018
- Suggesting some ways forward that WWF believes can help magnify the impacts of FSC's PES procedure and avoid typical pitfalls of PES