Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
These Plains Indians had a legal system based on accepted rules of conduct and individual rights.
SummaryMost environmental statutes allow citizens to sue companies for violating the statutes or their regulations. Most such citizen suits are not ï¬led by individuals, however, but by environmental organizations.