NOVA PhD course "State of the Art in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-Based Instruments" (10 ECTS)
Payments for environmental services (PES) and market based instruments (MBI) have attracted increasing attention recently as an important class of economic instruments designed to provide incentives for land users to supply environmental services to the benefit of society. Environmental services are many and include carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, pollution abatement among many others.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in collaboration with the European Forest Institute's northern regional office, EFINORD, offers a PhD course in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-based Instruments. The course will provide PhD-students and other participants interested in the field of PES and MBI in natural resource management a general overview of the issues, and a deeper understanding of the major PES and MBI methods and applications (e.g. CDM or REDD) as well as the challenges and potentials of this field. The course will address general theoretical approaches and applied case studies, with a special focus on the Nordic countries. Some experience has been accumulated in the Nordic countries on PES schemes – this knowledge could contribute to policy formulation in developing countries.
The North European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute – EFINORD – is based in Umeå, Sweden.
EFINORD launched its activities in 2010 and promotes forest research networking within the Nordic-Baltic Sea-North Atlantic region.
EFINORD is the 5th EFI Regional Office. The Regional Offices are integral parts of the Institute and they implement EFI strategy at regional levels.