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Payments for environmental services: some nuts and bolts
Payments for environmental services (PES) are part of a new and more direct conservation paradigm, explicitly recognizing the need to bridge the interests of landowners and outsiders. Eloquent
Designing payments for environmental services in theory and practice: An overview of the issues
Payments for environmental services (PES) have attracted increasing interest as a mechanism to translate external, non-market values of the environment into real financial incentives for local actors
The efficiency of payments for environmental services in tropical conservation.
  • S. Wunder
  • Business, Medicine
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
  • 1 February 2007
This work aims to demystify PES and clarify its scope for application as a tool for tropical conservation, focusing on the supply side of PES (i.e., how to convert PES funding into effective conservation on the ground), which until now has been widely neglected.
Exploring the forest–poverty link: key concepts, issues and research implications
This paper provides a global review of the link from forests to poverty alleviation. Definitions are clarified and the key concepts and indicators related to livelihoods and policy reduction and
Global cost estimates of reducing carbon emissions through avoided deforestation
Three economic models of global land use and management are used to analyze the potential contribution of AD activities to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and AD activities are found to be a competitive, low-cost abatement option.
Payments for environmental services and the poor: concepts and preliminary evidence
  • S. Wunder
  • Economics
    Environment and Development Economics
  • 1 June 2008
ABSTRACT Based on observations from all three tropical continents, there is good reason to believe that poor service providers can broadly gain access to payment for environmental services (PES)
Show Me the Money: Do Payments Supply Environmental Services in Developing Countries?
Many of the services supplied by nature are externalities. Economic theory suggests that some form of subsidy or contracting between the beneficiaries and the providers could result in an optimal