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Payments for Environmental Services, Forest Conservation and Climate Change: Livelihoods in the REDD?

Edited By: Luca Tacconi, Sango Mahanty and Helen Suich

288 pages, illus, maps

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2010 | #189654 | ISBN-13: 9781849802994
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This book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) schemes at the national level. With its focus on livelihoods, the book also provides important lessons that are relevant to the design of PES schemes focusing on environmental services other than carbon conservation.

'Everybody talks about payments for environmental services nowadays, yet we still chronically lack good case studies systematically analyzing the experiences out there. This book fills an important gap by bringing together in-depth analyses of carbon-focused PES and PES-like schemes from three tropical continents. Using a sustainable livelihoods approach, the book convincingly confirms our sound intuition: poor farmers voluntarily participating in PES initiatives worldwide will usually become better off. As forest and climate change initiatives continue to blossom, this irrefutable insight will become valuable.' - Sven Wunder, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Brazil


Contents: 1. Forests, Payments for Environmental Services and Livelihoods Luca Tacconi, Sango Mahanty and Helen Suich 2. Taking Stock of the Global Environment Facility Experience with Payments for Environmental Services Projects Jonathan Haskett and Pablo Gutman 3. Mexico's PES-Carbon Programme: A Preliminary Assessment and Impacts on Rural Livelihoods Esteve Corbera 4. Diversifying Livelihood Systems, Strengthening Social Networks, and Rewarding Environmental Stewardship Among Small-scale Producers in the Brazilian Amazon: Lessons from Proambiente Wendy-Lin Bartels, Marianne Schmink, Eduardo Amaral Borges, Adair Pereira Duarte and Hilza Domingos Silva dos Santos Arcos 5. The Livelihood Impacts of Incentive Payments for Watershed Management in Cidanau Watershed, West Java, Indonesia Beria Leimona with Rachman Pasha and N.P. Rahadian 6. The 'No-Fire Bonus' Scheme in Mountain Province Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines 7. Social and Environmental Footprints of Carbon Payments: A Case Study from Uganda Laura A. German, Alice Ruhweza and Richard Mwesigwa with Charlotte Kalanzi 8. Livelihood Impacts of Payments for Forest Carbon Services: Field Evidence from Mozambique Rohit Jindal 9. Poor Household Participation in Payments for Environmental Services in Nicaragua and Colombia Ana Rios and Stefano Pagiola 10. Conclusion_F PES Schemes' Impacts on Livelihoods and Implications for REDD Activities Luca Tacconi, Sango Mahanty and Helen Suich Index

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