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Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond

Abstract

Costa Rica has shown how a small developing country can grab the bull of environmental degradation by the horns, and reverse one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America to become the poster child of environment success. Key to its achievement has been the country's payments for environmental services (PES) programme, which began in 1997 and which many countries are now looking to learn from, especially as water markets and schemes to reward forest conservation and reduced deforestation (REDD+) grow. Within Costa Rica too, there is a need to first reflect on how the contexts for, and challenges facing, PES have changed; and continue building a robust programme that can ensure the coming decade is as successful as the past one.
Publication Date:
May 15, 2012
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: IIED briefing papers series
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COSTA RICA; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; DEFORESTATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; FINANCING; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; FORESTS
OSTI ID:
22031412
Research Organizations:
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: GB12OA504
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited. Available from ETDE as OSTI ID: 22031412; See the IIED website for other briefings, publications, blogs, etc., at http://www.iied.org
Submitting Site:
ETDE
Size:
4 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Feb 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Porras, Ina, Miranda, Miriam, Barton, David, and Chacon-Cascante, Adriana. Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond. United Kingdom: N. p., 2012. Web.
Porras, Ina, Miranda, Miriam, Barton, David, & Chacon-Cascante, Adriana. Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond. United Kingdom.
Porras, Ina, Miranda, Miriam, Barton, David, and Chacon-Cascante, Adriana. 2012. "Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond." United Kingdom.
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title = {Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond}
author = {Porras, Ina, Miranda, Miriam, Barton, David, and Chacon-Cascante, Adriana}
abstractNote = {Costa Rica has shown how a small developing country can grab the bull of environmental degradation by the horns, and reverse one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America to become the poster child of environment success. Key to its achievement has been the country's payments for environmental services (PES) programme, which began in 1997 and which many countries are now looking to learn from, especially as water markets and schemes to reward forest conservation and reduced deforestation (REDD+) grow. Within Costa Rica too, there is a need to first reflect on how the contexts for, and challenges facing, PES have changed; and continue building a robust programme that can ensure the coming decade is as successful as the past one.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {2012}
month = {May}
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