Natural Resource Management and Policy

Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes

Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

Editors: Lipper, L., Sakuyama, T., Stringer, R., Zilberman, D. (Eds.)

  • One of the first books to focus on the effects of payment for environmental service (PES) programs on the rural poor
  • Peer-reviewed contributions from experts in the fields
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In recent years, development policy has responded to an increasing concern about natural resource degradation by setting up innovative payment for environmental services (PES) programs in developing countries. PES programs use market and institutional incentives in order to meet both environmental and poverty alleviation objectives. However, their optimal design, implications for the rural poor, and how these initiatives integrate into international treaties on global warming and biodiversity loss are still being discussed. This book addresses these issues by scrutinizing analytical tools, providing policy insights and stimulating debate on linkages between poverty alleviation and environmental protection. In particular, it turns attention towards the role of environmental services in agricultural landscapes as they provide a living for many poor in developing countries. It serves as a valuable reference for academics and students in various disciplines, as well as for policy makers and advisors.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Stringer, Randy (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Putting Payments for Environmental Services in the Context of Economic Development

    Zilberman, David (et al.)

    Pages 9-33

  • Designing Payments for Environmental Services with Weak Property Rights and External Interests

    Engel, Stefanie (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Marketing Environmental Services

    Heiman, Amir (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Economics of Carbon Sequestration Projects Involving Smallholders

    Cacho, Oscar

    Pages 77-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries
Editors
  • Leslie Lipper
  • Takumi Sakuyama
  • Randy Stringer
  • David Zilberman
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72971-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72971-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72969-5
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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