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Payments for Ecosystems projects

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This programme is funded by the European Union’s European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and by the Welsh Government.
Glastir is the sustainable land management scheme, through which we offer financial support to farmers and land managers.
The programme collects evidence for all five intended outcomes from the Glastir scheme.
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Payments to land managers and others to increase the resilience of ecosystems.

Payments for Ecosystems (PES) is a new area of work, many of the projects are new and innovative. In Sustaining a Living Wales, the Welsh Government committed to adopting and embedding the ecosystem approach into natural resource management and related decision making processes.

We are increasingly seeking new and innovative ways of attracting money into the rural economy as well as maximising the value of every pound invested. To this end there are many groups working on projects and initiatives that could be classified as PES with funding from a wide range of sources.

See the Ecosystems Knowledge Network (external link) for more information.

The Lle Geo-Portal (external link) is a hub for data and information covering a wide spectrum of topics, but primarily around the environment.

The Great Britain Invasive Non-native Species Strategy (external link) provides a framework on how to minimise the risks posed by invasive non-native species.

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) publish a series of Climate Change Impact Report Cards (external link) which provide information for decision-makers who have to adapt to climate change.

Practitioners group

The Welsh Government has recently set up a PES practitioners group. This group is to support people working in this area and to offer them a place to discuss issues and challenges and share lessons learned. They can also feed directly into Welsh Government policy development on PES.

The PES practitioners group aims to meet 2-3 times a year, with discussions and presentations from a variety of internal & external parties.