Payments for ecosystem services are becoming
an increasingly important part of the U.S.
business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will
need to determine how these various payments
should interact with each other.
This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks’ (MDBs’) core operations and describes a portfolio of tools to help. It also presents a range of policy options that MDBs can help country partners implement to sustain critical ecosystem services.
The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.
Coral reefs are a vital part of the Caribbean’s marine environment, and are integral to the economies of many of the region’s small island states. WRI’s economic valuation methodology can help decision-makers in the region better understand the enormous economic value the reef provides and use this data to make better-informed coastal policy.