Trading Platforms for Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes
The ADAS Policy and Economics team have expertise in valuing natural capital and ecosystem services. This includes enhancing and maintaining natural capital and a detailed understanding of the various private and public payment approaches associated with ecosystem services schemes (PES schemes).
As a result of our project experience, we have established relationships with a wide group of industry contacts whom already are, or have the possibility to become, buyers or sellers of ecosystem services. This puts us in a strong position of being able to facilitate the creation of trading platforms, offsetting schemes and PES schemes for a wide range of ecosystem services.
We have carried out evaluations of the ecosystem service potential for discrete geographical areas, the identification of potential buyers and sellers, the creation of reverse auction systems and evaluations of the whole system following completion.
Below is a case study where our previous work is highlighted: