Deforestation Impacts of Environmental Services Payments – Costa Rica’s PSA Program 2000–2005
The authors estimated the deforestation impact of Costa Rica’s pioneering environmental services payments program (Pagos por Servicios Ambientales, or PSA) between 2000 and 2005. Despite finding that less than 1 in 100 of enrolled land parcels would have been deforested annually without payments, the program’s potential for impact was increased by explicitly targeting areas with deforestation pressure and increasing some payments to enroll land that would have been cleared.
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ReferenceJuan Robalino, Alexander Pfaff, G. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa, Francisco Alpízar, Carlos León, and Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, ”Deforestation Impacts of Environmental Services Payments – Costa Rica’s PSA Program 2000–2005 ”, EfD Discussion Paper 08-24, a joint publication of the Environment for Development Initiative and Resources for the Future (www.rff.org), Washington DC. August 2008.
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