Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES) in the Himalayas: A ‘Cookbook’ for Emerging IES Practitioners in the Region

How is the Cookbook organized?

This Cookbook is organized into four sections.

This is followed by Part III: Cautions, which provides important reminders and guidance to avoid unintended consequences when building a new IES system.

In Part I: Introduction, we describe its purpose and give a brief introduction to IES. We describe mountain ecosystem services and explain why IES in the Himalayas is different from IES in other locations. We also highlight the difference between PES, IES and other existing terminology, to help the reader navigate the multitude of different and often overlapping definitions that exist.

Part IV: Cases summarizes nine IES cases from Nepal and other countries of the Himalayas.

We conclude with a summary review, and a section on references and resources to assist you in establishing IES conversations and future collaborations.

Part II: Ingredients and ‘Recipe’ for IES presents in detail the steps involved in establishing an IES system.

Text boxes are used to emphasize key features of IES design, or particular aspects of a case that make it unique.


Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES) in the Himalayas

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