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- central america | Agriculture Behavior ec. Forestry Policy design Consecuencias imprevistas y efectos en el comportamiento de los mecanismos de selección de Pagos por Servicios Ambientales ¿Cómo los incentivos de mercado afectan el comportamiento de los que no reciben el PSA? Con este estudio el Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo, Economía y Ambiente (IDEA) de CATIE se dio a la tarea de explorar esta pregunta en Costa Rica. Muñoz Brenes, Carlos, Francisco Alpízar, Anna Nordén y Laura Villalobos. 2012. “Consecuencias imprevistas y efectos en el comportamiento de los mecanismos de selección de Pagos por Servicios Ambientales.” InfoCATIE, Año 1 (1) Agosto 2012. CATIE, Costa Rica.
- central america | Policy design Managing rural water systems: keys to success Why are some communities effective at providing safe drinking water, while others fail? Madrigal, R. 2012. "Managing rural water systems: keys to success". Resources, 180:18-19. Resources for the Future, Washington D.C.
- central america eeu sweden | Behavior ec. Climate change Forestry Parks & Wildlife Policy design Realizing REDD+: what role for Payments for Environmental Services? This Brief presents a framework that can be used to assess the potential impact of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) schemes. Persson, U. Martin, Francisco Alpízar and Anna Nordén,2012, "Realizing REDD+: what role for Payments for Environmental Services?", Focali Brief No 2012:02, Gothenburg.
- tanzania | Fisheries Forestry Parks & Wildlife Policy design Success factors for pairing conservation with enhanced forest and fish-based livelihoods In settings in which people rely directly on either forest or marine resources, protecting both the natural resources and livelihoods is challenging. Findings from Tanzania suggest that, where budgets are limited, key factors for a successful combination of livelihood and conservation policies include the strategic location of livelihood projects that target those most dependent on the protected resource rather than those most likely to cooperate with access restrictions. Robinson, E., J. Z., H. J. Albers, R. B. Lokina,Stephen Kirama. 2012. “Success factors for pairing conservation with enhanced forest and fish-based livelihoods – Lessons from Tanzania” EfD Policy brief. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Environment for Development Tanzania http://www.efdinitiative.org/research/publications/publications-repository/success-factors-for-pairing-conservation-with-enhanced-forest-and-fish-based-livelihoods
- central america | Climate change Policy design Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond Costa Rica has shown how a small developing country can reverse environmental degradation and one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America. Key to its achievement has been the country’s 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. Porras, Ina, Miriam Miranda, David Barton, Adriana Chacón-Cascante, 2012, "Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica: from Rio to Rio and beyond", IIED Briefing Papers, International Institute for Environment and Development.
- central america | Parks & Wildlife Metodología para la estimación de tarifas para los servicios no esenciales a concesionar dentro de las áreas silvestres protegidas Resultados de estudio económico y línea base de las actividades de los funcionarios en el Parque Nacional Corcovado y Marino Ballena Naranjo, Maria, Villalobos-Fiat, Laura, Muñoz, Carlos and Francisco Alpizar, 2012, "Metodología para la estimación de tarifas para los servicios no esenciales a concesionar dentro de las áreas silvestres protegidas", EfD Policy Brief
- tanzania | Fisheries Managing marine protected areas through incentives to local people; The case of Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in poor countries typically address the impact of fishing restrictions on rural resource-dependent villagers because of their mandate and because achieving conservation goals requires altering household fishing behavior. Albers, H J., Elizabeth J Z Robinson, Stephen Kirama January 2012 “Managing marine protected areas through incentives to local people” The case of Mnazi bay Ruvuma estuary Marine Park
- central america | Climate change Policy design The role safety nets as part of adaptation strategies to climate change in Central America Studying collective responses to extreme climatic events is fundamental in the design of adaptation strategies in developing countries Naranjo, Maria and Francisco Alpizar, 2012,"The role safety nets as part of adaptation strategies to climate change in Central America", EfD Policy brief.
- tanzania | Forestry Improving forest management in Tanzania Understanding patterns of access rights, investments, and enforcement Robinson,Elizabeth J Z., Heidi J Albers, Guyslain Ngeleza, and Razack Lokina 2012 Improving forest management in Tanzania Understanding patterns of access rights, investments, and enforcement
- eeu sweden | Climate change Policy design CO2 Discrepancies between Top Data Reporters Create a Quandary for Policy Analysis A review by the CO2Scorecard Group has revealed substantial discrepancies between the top publicly available global databases of CO2 emissions. Shakeb Afsah and Michael Aller (2010, CO2 Discrepancies between Top Data Reporters Create a Quandary for Policy Analysis, CO2 Scorecard Group - Powered by Performeks Analytics