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Term Payment for environmental services
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An economic compensation mechanism through which the beneficiaries or users of environmental services pay the suppliers or custodians of those services for adopting practices that ensure the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. These payments are made for services such as the constant flow of fresh water or carbon sequestration.


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GraphicActions to establish a national PES
GraphicPES System
Topic  Environmental managementEnvironmental educationProtected areasUse / land coverLegal and Institutional