International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (

Filter: Payments for Ecosystem Services
04 Dec 2018 - publication - English UNEP guidance toolkit on value transfer (2004)
The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help a broad audience of conservation managers, government officials, privat...
04 Dec 2018 - manual - English Environmental Economics for Marine Ecosystem Management Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to show how environmental economic methods can be used to produce information to support decision-making in the context of LME, MPA, ICM, MSP and climate change adaptation.
09 Sep 2018 - publication - English Ecosystem service tradeoff analysis reveals the value of marine spatial planning for multiple ocean uses (2012)
Marine spatial planning (MSP) is an emerging responsibility of resource managers around the United States and elsewhere. A key proposed advantage of MSP is that it makes tradeoffs in resource use and sector (stakeholder group) values explicit, but...
27 Aug 2018 - publication - English The value of the world’s Ecosystem services and natural capital (1997)
The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks the produce them are critical to the functioning of Earth's life-support system. They contribute to human welfare, both directly and indirectly, and therefore represent part of the ...
27 Aug 2018 - publication Integrating the ecological and economic dimensions in biodiversity and ecosystem service valuation - Chapter 1 (2010)
In spite of the growing awareness of the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity to human welfare, loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems still continue on a large scale. Fundamental changes are needed in the way biodiversity, ecosys...
30 Apr 2018 - outreach-material - English Strengthening the GEF Marine and Coastal portfolio - GEF LME:LEARN Services brochure
A key element of improved ocean governance is mainstreaming cooperation and coordination between Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects with ove...
27 Nov 2017 - synthesis-report - project: 3589 - English Coral and Giant Clam Gardens: Experiences and Lessons in Establishing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines
This resource book provides an account of the pioneering efforts of a coastal municipality in establishing payment of ecosystem services (PES) as a sustainable financing mechanism to protect and manage its marine resources. It is the hope of the ...
27 Nov 2017 - publication - project: 3589 Beacons: Stories from the Coral Triangle – Philippines
This book is about outstanding partners who have succeeded in overcoming challenges and made a difference in their communities. It features community champions from the municipality of Taytay and Balabac in Palawan, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga...
05 Jan 2016 - report - project: 4452 - English Coastal “blue” carbon: A revised guide to supporting coastal wetland programs and projects using climate finance and other financial mechanisms
Compared to the 2014 report “Keep it Fresh and Salty”, this extended version is emphasizing other finance avenues which can link and complement carbon activities with non-carbon based sources of financing from the coastal and marine angle, such as...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-notes - project: 3589 Issue 1 on Designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan: Establishing the Benchmark
Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle-Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA)
16 Oct 2012 - report - project: 1159 Working Paper 13 - Financial Management System Manual
29 Feb 2012 - publication Sustinable water Infrastructure Through Innovative Financing
Purpose: To quantitatively understand the future needs for water investment to: Address U.S. population growth/economic needs, and renew existing aging infrastructure. Estimates were made for water and wastewater, investment, cost and payments ...




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