This working paper looks at the benefits that coastal ecosystems provide to the Dominican Republic. The studies highlight the contribution of coastal ecosystems to the economy and the need for greater investment in protecting coastal and marine ecosystems, including better management of marine fisheries, protection of existing reserves, and enforcement of coastal development guidelines.
Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), will brief journalists on January 7 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on upcoming environmental issues in 2010, including climate, business action, water, forests and more.
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.