Professor James Salzman presented on Payments for Ecosystem Services
Professor James Salzman presented on Sept. 6 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on “Payments for Ecosystem Services.” Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA Law School and at the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara.
Ecosystem services are the benefits humans gain from the natural environment that provide necessities such as clean drinking water, waste management and the pollination of food crops.
“The key point is that we tend to think of environmental protection as government regulations, telling people what they can do and can’t do,” said Professor Salzman. “There’s an enormously important part of environmental protection that’s growing which is payments for ecosystem services.”
Stetson Law is hosting the complimentary Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series in the fall on environmental topics in the Great Hall on the Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S.
Lecturers include environmental experts from across the country speaking on topics ranging from ecosystems, to hands-on learning about the environment, to restoration of wetlands.
Post date: Sept. 10, 2018