The European Commission organised an online workshop on public and private Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services on 31 March 2022. Presentations from the day are available on the event page.
The European Commission in its new EU Forest Strategy for 2030 (EUFS) released in July 2021, committed to provide advice and technical guidance to Member States on the development of payment schemes for ecosystem services (PES) in the form of a guidance document. This workshop was organised as a follow up of this commitment. The outcomes of the workshop will be integrated in a guidance document on PES, to be prepared by the Commission.