Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services to be supported by tourists, on a voluntary basis, to offset their carbon footprint.


    • Economy

    • Grândola, Portugal

ECONOMY: New funds for remote areas

Define arrangements for the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) to reward those whose lands provide local environmental services (e.g. forest conservation). An online platform will be created to calculate the carbon footprint of tourists and to allow for voluntary payments for the carbon sequestration and landscape beauty, to be delivered to the local landowners. The system should be managed by the municipality, starting with the inventory of rural properties and the estimation of corresponding PES.

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