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Payments for ecosystem services and poverty reduction: concepts, issues, and empirical perspectives

Payments for ecosystem services and poverty reduction: concepts, issues, and empirical perspectives Paying for the provision of environmental services is a recent policy innovation attracting much attention in both developed and developing countries. This innovation, referred to as ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (when the emphasis is on enhancing ‘nature’ services) or ‘payments for environmental services’ (when amenities provided by the built environment are also included) is referred to here as PES. PES programs aim to harness market forces to obtain more efficient environmental outcomes. Since so many opportunities for PES programs could involve farmers in poor regions, international aid agencies and private donors, looking for a double dividend, increasingly consider using PES programs as a potential way of meeting both social and environmental objectives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environment and Development Economics Cambridge University Press

Payments for ecosystem services and poverty reduction: concepts, issues, and empirical perspectives

Payments for ecosystem services and poverty reduction: concepts, issues, and empirical perspectives

Environment and Development Economics , Volume 13 (3): 10 – Jun 1, 2008

Abstract

Paying for the provision of environmental services is a recent policy innovation attracting much attention in both developed and developing countries. This innovation, referred to as ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (when the emphasis is on enhancing ‘nature’ services) or ‘payments for environmental services’ (when amenities provided by the built environment are also included) is referred to here as PES. PES programs aim to harness market forces to obtain more efficient environmental outcomes. Since so many opportunities for PES programs could involve farmers in poor regions, international aid agencies and private donors, looking for a double dividend, increasingly consider using PES programs as a potential way of meeting both social and environmental objectives.

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2008
ISSN
1469-4395
eISSN
1355-770X
DOI
10.1017/S1355770X08004348
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Abstract

Paying for the provision of environmental services is a recent policy innovation attracting much attention in both developed and developing countries. This innovation, referred to as ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (when the emphasis is on enhancing ‘nature’ services) or ‘payments for environmental services’ (when amenities provided by the built environment are also included) is referred to here as PES. PES programs aim to harness market forces to obtain more efficient environmental outcomes. Since so many opportunities for PES programs could involve farmers in poor regions, international aid agencies and private donors, looking for a double dividend, increasingly consider using PES programs as a potential way of meeting both social and environmental objectives.

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Environment and Development EconomicsCambridge University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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