What is CIVILand? How does it relate to the relevance and innovation potential of civil society for payment systems for ecosystem and cultural landscape services? Watch the following discussion here: youtube.com/user/GundInstitute#p/u/3/8XsjN0PPHI4/)

Presenter: Thomas Krikser Ph.D. & Claudia Sattler Ph.D.
Date: 2/4/2011

CIVILand is a junior research group funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). CIVILand examines how economics incentives such as payments for ecosystem services (PES) can be developed and how they can be applied to preserve ES. Non-governmental initiatives, especially those from civil society initiatives are in the focus of interest. What is civil society's financial contribution to ES preservation? What innovative contributions do civil society initiatives make in the development and implementation of PES? CIVILand pursues these issus by comparing Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S.

This event is part of the weekly Gund Tea Series, an opportunity for affiliates of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the broader University community to engage in robust discussion about topical research, current events, and relevant theory. The Teas host visiting scholars and research associates from around the world, as well as some of the Gund's very own fellows & students.

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