User fi nancing in a national payments for environmental services program : Costa Rican hydropower

@inproceedings{Blackman2009UserFN,
  title={User fi nancing in a national payments for environmental services program : Costa Rican hydropower},
  author={Allen Blackman and Richard T. Woodward},
  year={2009}
}
National government-funded payments for environmental services (PES) programs often lack sustainable financing and fail to target payments to providers of important environmental services. In principle, these problems can be mitigated by supplementing government financing with contributions from leading environmental service users. We use original survey data and official statistics to analyze user financing in Costa Rica’s renowned national PES program, focusing on the amounts and sources of… CONTINUE READING