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Combining market-based instruments, such as payments for ecosystem services and conditional social transfers, alleviate poverty while conserving ecosystems.
Brazil’s Bolsa Floresta encourages beneficiary communities to engage in productive economic activities that do not increase deforestation.
Well-designed and participatory eco-compensation schemes with proper technical assistance can help small farmers in some of the poorest and most ecologically sensitive areas in the People’s Republic of China.
Efforts of the People's Republic of China to achieve environmentally balanced growth through eco-compensation have important global ramifications.
Market-based instruments offer effective and innovative solutions for reducing water pollution and promoting efficient water use.
Promoting national digital ID systems, interoperable systems, and cloud-based infrastructures can make digital financial services more efficient.
The People's Republic of China is experimenting with incentive-based mechanisms to resolve challenges in managing its trans-provincial watersheds.
The People’s Republic of China’s efforts to integrate natural capital accounting into its national policy development process may encourage mainstreaming of the practice in other parts of the world.
Economic incentives push producers and consumers to use resources more efficiently and reduce environmental costs as well as spur innovative practices.