11 PES pilot projects were commissioned by Defra from 2011-2013 over two rounds of funding. The aim of these research projects was to provide important evidence and lessons learnt that will help in the future development of PES schemes in an England context and help inform Defra of the key challenges and barriers in this area. In doing so, these pilots help to fulfil a commitment in the Natural Environment White Paper to develop PES schemes. Two were produced for Greater Manchester including the Irwell in Catchment and Smithills Estate in Bolton.

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11 PES pilot projects were commissioned by Defra from 2011-2013 over two rounds of funding. The aim of these research projects was to provide important evidence and lessons learnt that […]

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