Payment for Environmental Services and Power in the Chamachán Watershed, Ecuador

  title={Payment for Environmental Services and Power in the Chamach{\'a}n Watershed, Ecuador},
  author={Jean Carlo Rodr{\'i}guez de Francisco and Rutgerd Boelens},
  journal={Human Organization},
Payment for Environmental Services (PES) is a globally expanding concept used to address environmental degradation. PES advocates argue that conservation of ecosystems can and should be enhanced by voluntary transactions among environmental service providers and buyers. PES policy and intervention instruments, however, are not neutral development tools entering cultural and sociopolitical voids. Apart from being manufactured by scientific, policy, and development networks with particular market… 

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