Market Infrastructure

Putting Market Infrastructure in place is necessary to coordinate multiple buyers and sellers of Ecosystem Services and to deliver environmental outcomes at a scale that will make a difference. 

Market infrastructure consists of the institutional arrangements that bring buyers and sellers together and send the right price signals to help us sustainably manage ecosystems and their services. Infrastructure includes information that translates changes in practice to changes in ecosystem services, as well as a marketplace or exchange that consists facilitates trading between buyers and sellers.

Researchers are currently working on understanding the socioeconomic aspects of markets such as the risks and return to sellers who enter into contracts to provide services, as well as who and how much people will pay for ecosystem services.