Opinion pieces and features from our team, ESPA researchers and others working on science and practice relevant to ESPA…
There are few coastal-based Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the developing world, yet they have the potential to contribute to localised poverty reduction, coastal protection and conservation, and carbon storage.
Our CESEA project aims to find ways to increase the number of communities that can benefit from PES schemes while highlighting the range of ecosystems that can be protected. The...Read more
- Does the local man understand that he ecologically exists and benefits more from environment than the environment does from them?
- Do local people understand that their effect on the environment has a negative effect on their lives both now and in the future?
- Are they ready to accept positive environmental change?
- What is the mind-set of the leaders at the National, Regional, Sub-regional, District level and community level? Can they support a change of attitude that would protect the environment and support conservation?