segunda-feira, 29 de agosto de 2011

Pagamento de Serviços e Saúde dos Ecossistemas e Bem Estar Humano

 A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM CAN PROVIDE A VARIETY OF CRUCIAL SERVICES FOR PUBLIC
GOODS, SUCH AS CLEAN WATER, NUTRIENT CYCLING, CLIMATE REGULATION AND FOOD
SECURITY SERVICES THAT CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO HUMAN
WELL-BEING. YET TODAY, MANY ECOSYSTEMS ARE IN DECLINE; THIS IS OF
PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO AGRICULTURE, WHICH DEPENDS ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.
LOSS OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WILL SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD,
BOTH TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (PES) IS AN
ECONOMIC INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE POSITIVE INCENTIVES TO USERS OF
AGRICULTURAL LAND AND THOSE INVOLVED IN COASTAL OR MARINE MANAGEMENT. THESE
INCENTIVES ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN CONTINUED OR IMPROVED PROVISION OF
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, WHICH, IN TURN, WILL BENEFIT SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.



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